Twenty-one challenges, twenty-one months.

One great cause – Help for Heroes


The reason for these challenges and the charity I chose is pretty simple. In March 2011, my little brother, Nick, left our family for the Nadi-Ali region of Helmand province, Afghanistan, to serve as a Royal Marine Commando. Over the last few years, whilst undergoing the most gruelling military training in the world, I have watched him grow into this amazing person; a man to look up to and a brother to be proud of.


                        Nick (3) & me (7)                                     Nick & me after my first challenge

Every day Nick and his colleagues will be putting their lives on the line for the sake of others. Their bravery and physical endurance have inspired me to do something; an act of solidarity to show how much I admire their courage. It had to be big. It had to be hard. And having climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro in 2006 I really wanted to up my game. So I set myself a challenge. In fact, I set myself 21 challenges. And to make matters just that little bit more interesting, I decided to complete one a month for 21 months.

During my 21 months, I’ll be undertaking multiple marathons, a coast to coast trek, the National & Yorkshire 3 peaks challenges, and finish with a climb to the top of the Cotopaxi volcano in Ecuador (which is actually higher than Mt. Kilimanjaro, just so you know). If this wasn’t enough, I’ve also pledged to raise £10,000 for Help for Heroes.

Help for Heroes is this amazing charity that helps to rehabilitate soldiers that are wounded physically or emotionally by the horrors of war. And knowing that Nick or one his colleagues could one day be wounded, or worse, I’m determined to do my bit. I will be pushing myself physically harder than I ever have in my life.

However, these 21 challenges will pale in comparison to the feats of bravery & endurance achieved by our armed services each and every day.

The first few challenges went really well, but to find out what’s been going on recently, check out the news section of the website, and you can read about the challenges in more detail here.

But here’s the thing. I need your help. I need your help to reach my £10,000 target. You can donate as much or as little as you like, completely securely and for free via my [21:21] challenge sponsorship site. Sponsoring me even just £1 per challenge will be a huge help.

Thank you for reading,

Benjamin Lambert.

 Nick, Jodie and baby Toby

HelpForHeroes [21:21] Challenge


9 Responses to Home

  1. Jon Lambert says:

    There are good people in this world , some we know , some we dont and some
    we just dont realise, how good they are .
    BIG UP to you Ben .
    p.s. Looking forward to the 3 peaks , it’ll be my Gum Ball Rally. Hang on to your seats.LOL.

  2. jodie says:

    Could not be more proud… you are doing such an amazing thing and it should be recognised more,im doing my best to spread the word.
    You should be extremely proud of yourself ben xxxxxxxx

  3. Liz says:

    Love this page, Ben. You are truly amazing and I hope we are able to spread the word! x

  4. Jon Lambert says:

    To all the people following this amazing challenge , and Ben’s request for support ,just an idea, how’s about any of you ,that live within commutable distance to either of the three peak mountains , why not show your support by being at the base of any of these peaks to either welcome Ben and his friends at the base of a peak for the start , or to be there when they complete each peak .Especially the final trek , people to welcome them down on the final peak , would not only show your support for the entire 21/21 challenge , but would show these guys that to complete to 3 peaks challenge ,is no easy ticket .
    Im sure , Ben will give you all the times/dates and locations for anyone that can offer their support .
    I cant give you a big enough “up” on the whole 21/21 challenge Ben , you know you are a star on this complete unselfish endevour.
    Proud of you and proud of your brother

  5. sian hills says:

    Looking forward to the yorkshire 3 peaks ben xxxx

  6. Nick lambert says:

    Very proud of you m8, So impressed with what you have acheived already, keep up the hard work!!

  7. Neena says:

    This is amazing – besides the family angle what a great thing to do overall – hats off to you & all the very best with this.

  8. Great post, I found you site when I was on my phone. I’ll check back later when I am on my desktop

  9. Debbie says:

    You’re doing so well Ben, cant believe how far through you have got already.
    Keep up the good work we are all behind you xx

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