A Chorleywood family have been partaking in a challenge to compete in every Olympic sport by July next year, in tribute to their beloved uncle.
Raising money for the Cure Parkinsons charity, the Boxall clan have been working towards reaching their goal of completing 46 events from 33 different sports, all before July 26, 2024.
For the team of Chris, Caroline, Megan, Beth, Emily, Katie and Charlie, it’s all in honour of their Uncle Tom, who helped to set up the Cure Parkinsons charity, and who they got their love of sport from.
Speaking about their motivation, Emily Boxall said: “Our Uncle Tom was a legend. He set up Cure Parkinson’s in 2005, undertook an epic sponsored walk around the British coastline, and was part of the Olympic torch relay for London 2012.
“When he left us some money to go on “adventure”, we knew we had something to do something spectacular: Uncle Tom-style. This is why we came up with The Olympic Mission or TOM.”
Archery, rifle shooting, sport climbing, basketball, badminton, beach volleyball and hockey have all been completed, with each event getting more and more outside involvement. The most recent event had 50 people take part.
The Boxalls are calling for more participants from the community, to raise more money for the charity so dear to their uncle’s heart.
To find out more, follow them on Instagram at @the_olympic_mission, and to donate to their fundraiser, visit their JustGiving page.