A SERIAL fundraiser and former pupil of Bishop Wordsworth’s School will be donning a slightly unusual costume this Halloween and snubbing trick or treating in place of something a little more challenging.

David Wood and his friend Simon Painter are taking part in a Jailbreak challenge for children’s cancer charity Kidscan.

On October 30, they will set off from Manchester and attempt to get as far away as possible in just 30 hours without spending a penny.

The pair, both in orange boiler suits, will battle it out against other teams to win the competition, and they are hoping to raise more than £1,000 for the Salford-based charity.

“Thirty hours is not a lot of time and with no money to spend we are going to have to rely on charm and persuasion,” said Simon.

“Our nightmare scenario is that we end up stuck in a service station just outside Manchester with no food for 30 hours. We haven’t got any money to spend, so we’re relying on donated meals too.”

David began fundraising while at school and was featured in the Journal back in February after he successful completed a 106.8-mile challenge to raise £2,000 for the Meningitis Trust.

Since joining Ragabonds, a group of fundraising graduates, he has helped raise more than £35,000 through marathons and various other activities.

To sponsor him in this challenge and help them meet their target, visit justgiving.co.uk/jailbreak4kidscan.

To keep an eye on the men’s progress, check out the world map at jailbreak.ragabonds.org.uk.