A CHARITY fundraiser featuring a former Olympian and the Military Wives Choir is taking place in Salisbury tomorrow - with the aim of raising £20,000 for Breast Cancer Now. 

Carl Orme is also aiming to completing 20 marathons by the end of this year.

Carl said: "I nearly lost my mum to this awful killer twice and while she has survived, she has had no end of health problems as a result of the chemotherapy and is disabled too.

"Breast cancer is unfortunately still taking far too many lives and I wanted to try and make a difference to join the Breast Cancer aspiration of eradicating lives lost and increasing early diagnosis."

"I have now committed to undertaking a series of challenges to raise an ambitious £20,000."

To raise the money, Carl is running a mixture of ultra-marathons, marathons and half marathons, and by the end of 2020 will have run the equivalent distance of 20 marathons.

The fundraising event is at Salisbury Football Club tomorrow night (February 28) and the line-up includes the Salisbury Plain Military Wives Choir performing, and the Olympian Sharron Davies MBE presenting.

Carl and the team from Breast Cancer Now will also be giving a short presentation and holding a charity auction.

The success of this event depends hugely on the number of tickets sold, so if you'd like to support Carl and enjoy the evening, tickets are £30.

You can buy tickets here or email Carl on BCN2020Challenge@hotmail.com.

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Berry Telecom has also donated £1,000 towards a fundraising event that Carl is organising.

On deciding to support Carl's venture, Berry Co-founder Paul Hallam said: "We were so inspired by Carl's efforts to support such a worthwhile cause. Carl has a full time job and three children, yet still finds the time to champion this cause and organise these activities.

"We feel very grateful that we're in a position to help him, his mother must be super proud."  

You can follow Carl's progress on his Facebook account.