Old Aylesburian and international athlete Ben Gregory (Ha 02-09) has made a shortlist of three UK athletes who are hoping to take on the Paco Rabanne Invictus challenge and be in with a shot of winning £50,000 for their chosen charity project.
The Invictus Award positions seven athletes from across the globe against one another, each fighting to be crowned champion and win the cash prize.
The seven contenders will face various gruelling athletic challenges and Ben has been short-listed to represent the UK. The voting takes place from January 5th until the 18th and he needs our support.
The Aylesbury Grammar School athlete, who competes in the decathlon for Great Britain and Wales, said: “Representing the UK in the Invictus Award would be an amazing opportunity. I really hope I can win the public vote and bring the award back to the UK.
“I’m totally committed to my project and would like to win not just for myself, but for all the children across the United Kingdom that I look to inspire with the award.”
The 24-year-old enjoyed a memorable 2014, finishing sixth in the Commonwealth Games before being named Welsh Male Athlete of the Year. If Ben wins the Invictus Award, he will use the prize money to maximise opportunities given to the next generation of young athletes.
To vote for Ben, go to http://invictusawards.menshealth.co.uk/vote/single/ben-gregory. Voting closes on 18th January. Thank you.