A MAN has decided to take on 10 challenges in 10 months to help amputees after being inspired following a bad accident.

Charlie Wild, from Chester has already started his challenge to raise £10,000 in 10 months for Amputation Foundation, the charity established by triple amputee and war veteran Andy Reid and double amputee Stephen Cruse.

The 29-year-old, who is very active, decided to take on the mission after snapping his fibular and dislocating his ankle in January 2018, resulting in him needing a metal plate inserted and screws in his ankle.

This meant he could not walk for three months, which made him think what it would be like to permanently lose a limb.

Now he is fully healed, he decided to look into charities which help amputees, and set his sights on Amputation Foundation in St Helens.

Charlie, who works for Adidas, said: "When I was learning to walk again I just kept thinking of how lucky I am that I will be able to walk again.

"I looked into different charities who help amputees and after meeting Ste and realising how inspirational he is after losing his legs, I decided to go with the Amputation Foundation.

"I decided on the 10-10-10 challenge because I wanted to raise a decent amount that can really help people moving forward, so 10 challenge in 10 months for £10,000."

Charlie has already taken part in the Manchester to Chaster cycle on January 26, and will be also taking on the Dorney Lake Winter Duathlon on February 16, the Chester 10 on March 10, the Richmond Park 10 on April 13, the Birmingham Velo on May 12, the National Three Peaks Challenge from June 21 to 22, The Annabel Martin Run on June 29, the Dee Mile Swim on August 10, a tough mudder on September 9 and the Longmynd Hike on October 5 to 6.

Stephen Cruse, co-founder of Amputation Foundation, added: "It means so much when people want to do something to raise funds for us as that money will not only go to support people but can give them the best start in their new lives as an amputee.

"We wish CHarlie the best of luck and are so grateful he decided to choose us."