2 Apr

Carlos Cuellar Backs Blind Dave

Carlos Cueller and other football personalities with Blind Dave Heeley

Aston Villa and ex-Rangers star Carlos Cueller has thrown his support behind Blind Dave Heeley's 2011 epic challenge which will see the charity fund raiser complete a staggering 260 miles of running and 800 miles of cycling from John O'Groat's to Lands End in the space of 10 days. The challenge billed the Top2Toe will raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support.

Blind Dave's journey commences on August 10, the birthday of Macmillan's founder Douglas Macmillan. Each day will begin with a marathon and finish with 80 miles on the back of a tandem.

The challenge, which also coincides with Macmillan's centenary year, was launched at an event at Birmingham's Town Hall where Cuellar and Villa legend Bobby Thomson joined other West Midlands football personalities, including West Bromwich Albion's Jonas Olsson, to pledge their support for the man who is attempting to raise £100,000.

Back in 2008, the inspirational Blind Dave completed seven marathons in seven days on seven continents - but his latest challenge promises to be even more gruelling. It is an incredible feat for any able bodied individual, but it is even more remarkable for someone who is blind.

Spanish ace Cuellar is happy to lend his support: "It is a pleasure to be here supporting this because to run the 10 marathons he has got to be superhuman. It is really hard and it is very impressive thing for him to do. You have to be really, really strong. 10 marathons in 10 days is unbelievable."

Find out about Blind Dave's attempt to run 10 marathons in 10 days as part of a 1,000 mile trip from John O'Groats to Land's End at the challenge website. Or visit Dave Heeley's Just Giving site and back this remarkable effort.