Benali’s Iron Fran

Total raised


+ £27,879.02 Gift Aid

101 Complete
101% of £1,000,000.00 target

Benali’s Iron Fran – 7 Iron Mans In 7 Days

Our story

Francis Benali is a former Southampton FC player who launched a £1m fundraising mission for Cancer Research UK through a series of gruelling physical challenges. The first took place in 2014 and saw Benali run a 1,000 miles between the Premier League football grounds in England. Two years later he completed his second ultra-challenge, running and cycling between Premier League and Championship grounds.

Now he’s about to take on his third and final challenge in a bid to hit his £1m target by undertaking a superhuman seven Ironman distance triathlons on seven consecutive days between 29th April – 5th May 2019 – that’s a 2.4 mile swim, 112 mile bike ride, 26.2 mile run over a 1,000 miles in one week!

Latest donations


Fundraising from Golf Day, Tropic Skin Care and Ride 100

Donated to Southern Communications- Supporting Iron Fran on 13 Sep 2019


Thank you to everyone who took part in the golf day, the tropic skin care day and everyone who sponsored Andrew Edwards in his Ride 100 challenge.


Ray Sheehan

Donated to Lucy's 10K fundraising run for Iron Fran on 30 Aug 2019


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Enjoy your run. It’s for charity but it is also for you. Lots of love Ray and Pippaxxxx



Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 11 Aug 2019


Cream Tea in OJ's this Saturday. Great fun catching up with old work colleges and very generous donations. Thank you xx



Donated to Benali’s Iron Fran on 11 Aug 2019


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Karen Chapple

Donated to Southern Communications- Supporting Iron Fran on 06 Aug 2019


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Well done Andrew. Hard work but worth it for a really worthy charity. Thank you for your support for Cancer Research. Cheers Karen :)


Colin Campbell

Donated to Iron Fran: Text to Donate & Offline Donations (CRUK Page) on 02 Aug 2019


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Total raised£1,015,989.20



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