TEN 10ks in 10 day - that is how one ambitious fundraiser hopes to step towards raising £800 for families across the world.

Bertram Hill, 23, from Faringdon, is calling on supporters to sponsor him as runs, rows, cycles, swims and hikes his way across 100km between Monday, October 9 and Wednesday, October 18.

He said: “Traditionally, I’ve always been on the hefty side. I’ve got the build of a log more than an athlete.

“This might be more running than I have done in the past five years combined. But I thought I’d still give it my best shot.”

When asked about his preparations for the challenge, he said: “I have been training quite hard for this. The part I enjoy most is the loading up on carbohydrates which I admit I’m and pretty good at. What I am not looking forward to is the ice baths in my green wheelie bin.”

Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside will provide the backdrop for his gruelling task, which he will tackle 10km at a time. Although Bertram did admit to the Advertiser: “As you can imagine, I won’t be able to travel 10km in some exercises. 10km of swimming is about a third of the way to France across the English Channel. But any distance short of 10, I will make up in the exercise the next day.”

All the sponsorship from the challenge will go towards his chosen charity, Volunteering Services Overseas (VSO), in its efforts to help people in developing countries.

He is raising the £800 as he prepares to journey to Nepal for three months with VSO.

Nepal is ranked as one of the poorest countries in the world. In 2015, it was struck by a massive earthquake which killed thousands. Today unemployment, poor sanitation and disease epidemics plague its people.

To help combat this, Bertram will teach Nepali communities in sexual-reproductive health and HIV/AIDS awareness.

Alongside this, he will deliver gender equality education to local communities and educate on rural business enterprise to try to address the county’s high level of unemployment.

“I was thrilled to be accepted by VSO," he said.

"The funds I raise now will go towards the incredible work VSO does all across the developing world.”

Alongside this challenge, he will later endure the agony of a chest wax and will complete any odd jobs readers might have for donations.

He will post regularly on social media with photos and updates of his times. To support him in his taxing endeavour or to find out more about it and his other fundraising escapades, visit his Just Giving page: www.justgiving.com/fundraising/bertram-hill