Having recovered from what had been thought by his doctors to be a terminal illness, E.Kt. Angus Rhodes is part of the way through a series of challenges based on the heroes of old: Samson, the Twelve Labours of Hercules and the three impossible tasks of Thor. These have included multiple runs from 5k to 10k, the gruelling Glasgow Half Marathon and then, last year, three Marathons in fifteen days (Brighton, London and then Stirling) plus successfully completing the hundred press-up challenge.

Last Sunday he completed a fire-walk as part of an overall four elements challenge (the others are to follow plus a two hundred press-up challenge!).


To provide funds for treatment for children like the girl pictured, plus other people in Jerusalem and the surrounds, who would be blind or partially sighted, but for the care of our friends at the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital. He said that he would walk through fire to help children like her... and he just did!

At present, the appeal is just short of five thousand pounds, but when recent generous sponsorship from a Surrey Preceptory comes through shortly it will pass that total. In 2018 he was seeking to hit the £3970 target to hit the symbolic individual Swift sponsorship target the Eye Hospital has set up. Having exceeded that he  is seeking to raise a further £7,700 to sponsor a Surgeon’s Chair to enable further operations to be undertaken.

if you wish to support the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital generally please visit the St John of Jerusalem Eye Hospital Group Donation Forms Page.