As the basketball season approaches, one long-time Brewer is facing a very different challenge.

Centre Ben Scott will be absent from the early part of the season as he prepares to take on an unbelievable Half-Marathon challenge around a volcano!

Brewer Ben!

Ben and his wife Catherine will be running the TRIBE Run for Love in the Azores to raise money for anti-human trafficking organisations including Ellas Home – an East-London safe-house providing rehabilitation, accommodation and support for women exiting situations of trafficking and exploitation and Snowdrop – a Sheffield-based charity providing outstanding long-term follow-on support for survivors of human trafficking.

“Eight months ago neither Catherine or I could run 5km,” said Ben. “But in November we’re going to be joining 500 other runners in my first ever Half-Marathon, trail running around a volcano in the Azores!

“Thanks to Running Heroes for giving us both this opportunity and the challenge of a lifetime, and we hope you all support us on our journey through training for this epic trip and help us raise a lot of money for a very deserving cause along the way.”

Brewers head coach Alec Doyle said the team supported Ben’s challenge and urged people to donate to the cause.

“I can confirm that 18 months ago Ben could not run 5km,” he said. “But seriously, Ben has been on a very personal journey to improve his fitness over the last year-and-a-half.

“He’s not just a valued Brewer, he’s a great teammate and friend. He will be missed at the start of the season but the cause that he and Catherine are raising money for is important and one which often doesn’t get the attention it deserves.

“We are supporting them and we urge anyone who may wish to help Ben out to visit his justgiving page and make a donation today.

“Hopefully if the volcano gods keep him safe, Ben will be able to join up with the squad later in the year.”

You can donate to Ben and Catherine’s challenge here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/team-scott-22

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