When of the West Midlands announced his latest challenge to raise money for charity, no doubt one or two people might have raised an eyebrow. Four days and two very hurt knees later and his dream of pushing a Brussel sprout to the top of Snowdon using just his nose has become a reality.
It was all for Macmillan, one of the UK’s most revered cancer charities, and although Mr. Kettel has completed his alternative ascent up Britain’s highest mountain, he still needs your donation to make it a success. At the time of writing, the campaign currently sits at a total of £4432 raised of a target of £5000 after 317 donations.
Speaking before his attempt, Mr Kettell said: “Sainsbury’s are supplying the sprouts, but they had to scour the world to find some. Mine will be coming from Morocco. I’ve finished my training and I’m ready to start. I’ve been attending dance classes and pushing the sprout around my back garden. I also did a trial run recently, and discovered that it will take me 50 minutes to do a tenth of a mile, and I’ll need fifty sprouts.
“I think this is the maddest thing I’ve done so far.”
In fact, the daring sprout-pusher embraces how weird and wonderful his many charity events are and has previously completed feats such as spending a week in a box, running in a giant hamster wheel and walking through the whole of Coventry on stilts.
Mr. Kettell was very bruised after the ascent and is going to need some time before he can recover. Whatever he chooses next will have to be bigger and madder after his conquering of Snowdon. Bring it on.