From Sutton to skiing in Switzerland

PUBLISHED: 16:35 13 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:42 20 February 2013

Sutton jeweller, Richard Warrender, is about to undertake a 24-hour charity ski race in Switzerland, just a year after he under went a reconstructive hip operation

In February 2008, Richard Warrender, of Sutton jewellers S.Warrenders, under went a reconstructive hip operation. Now, on Saturday January 17 he is to take part in a 24-hour charity ski race in Switzerland in celebration of his recovery.

The team of eight will split the 24 hour period racing around a ski circuit in Villars, raising funds for two fantastic charities, the Theodora Children's Trust and the Springfield Youth Club (more on both below).

Each team member has personally paid for their travel an accommodation for the trip so all raised funds go straight to charity.

The Theodora Children's Trust

The Trust's sole aim is unique and pretty special, simply to make children smile. Hospitals can be very daunting for children and sometimes it's not just medicine that helps a sick child feel better. This is where the Theodora Trust's Clowns step in - the Trust sends clowns to visit sick children bringing laughter, music and magic to children in hospital.

The Springfield Youth Club

Based in East London, the club, with the help of the motor racing world, provides young people aged between 10 and 16 with a range of activities weekly, at weekends and on its thriving summer camp. Many of the young club members go on to fill voluntary leadership roles within the club giving them valuable skills which many of them take on into their lives and careers.

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