Hickstead’s showing director challenged to quit smoking

After shedding 2st for charity last year, William Funnell has made another bet.

The showjumper has challenged Hickstead’s showing director Roger Stack to give up smoking for a year.

“Last year I was told to lose weight — and raised £3,000. Now it’s his turn,” said William. “He’s been smoking too much, probably around 30 a day, and it’s a worry, so hopefully he can give up.”

Roger, who is 74, is two weeks into the challenge and is yet to succumb to the evil weed.

He has already raised £10,000 for the Grace cancer charity, a cause close to the heart of Roger’s late wife Bridget.

“Anything that’s worth doing is hard — but I’m through the worst,” Roger told H&H.

“I won’t smoke for a year — it’s nice to know I have so many friends that want to keep me alive. And I’ll save £3,000 a year by not buying cigarettes — so I’ll donate that too.”

To donate visit: www.grace-charity.org.uk or tel: 01306 621351.

This news story was first published in the current issue of H&H (6 December 2012)

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