Who am I?
Hi, I’m Ben Dickinson and this is my story. I’m a 12 year old from Northern Ireland, I love football and I support Manchester United and Larne FC. I play football for Larne FC 2011s. My position is right back and I can also play centre midfield.
Back in March 2021, I raised over £7,200 for the Northern Ireland Children’s Hospice by running 26 miles in 26 days and had the amazing experience of being surprised by my hero and inspiration Marcus Rashford on Sky Sports News. I also ran the final mile with Larne FC’s First Team at Inver Park.
It was Marcus’ encouragement that spurred me on to complete my last challenge – Ben’s Miles for Meals – in March 2022. By successfully walking the 64 miles from Inver Park in Larne to Old Trafford, in aid of FareShare, we managed to raise over 115,000 meals for disadvantaged children and their families. I was delighted to help so many people and receive The Diana Award and Uberheroes Kindness Award for my fundraising.
Now I’m ready to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Manchester United’s greatest achievement by trying to help even more people with my latest challenge – Ben’s Treble Trek.