Charlton Athletic Community Trust (CACT) are partnering with local restaurant owner Sujan Katuwal as he begins his charity challenge which will see him walk a half marathon every day for 200 days – a total of 3,000 miles.
Katuwal, owner of Panas Gurkah in Lewisham, is aiming to raise a total of £250,000 in support of Combat Stress, with 10% of donations also going to support CACT.
The mammoth challenge will see him walk through every one of London’s 32 boroughs as he looks to complete a mile for each veteran seeking help for PTSD in 2024, with the hope of spreading mental health awareness.
Katuwal was honoured by Charlton Athletic in 2021 for his charitable work in the local community after he and his remarkable restaurant team delivered over 100,000 free meals to key workers in the local community during the pandemic.
His walking challenge began on Tuesday alongside Dame Joanna Lumley as he embarked from the Embassy of Nepal in Kensington and his journey will see him pass several London landmarks, including The Valley over the coming months.
Chris Baker, CACT’s Head of Fundraising and Development, said: “Thanks to Sujan for again supporting CACT.
"This type of public support is vital for CACT and enables us to continue to make such a difference in our local community, including through our broad range of mental health programmes.
"This is a truly epic challenge and we look forward to supporting Sujan along the way and seeing him at The Valley in the coming months.”
You can support the 3,000-mile challenge, Combat Stress and CACT by clicking here to donate.