Jamie McDonald

Charities

Great Ormond Street Hospital Childrens Charity
Every year we need to raise over £50 million to help replace cramped, outdated wards with new modern facilities, provide essential equipment and fund essential research to find treatments and cures for complex and difficult illnesses. Amazing things happen at Great Ormond Street Hospital every day. With your help we can keep the magic alive for the thousands of children and their families who need our help.
The Pied Piper Appeal
The charity was started in 1992 to improve the lives of sick children in Gloucestershire. Initially created to fund a new children’s hospital for the county, the Appeal now reaches out to help sick children from across Gloucestershire in many different ways.

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Jamie McDonald

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Jamie_McDonald

Having spent the first nine years of my life in and out of hospital, my health was very poor. At nine years old, the symptoms eased as I became more active.

After working as a tennis instructor, I decided I wanted to give back to the charities that supported me.

In 2012, I bought a second hand bike and decided to cycle the 14,000 miles from Bangkok to my hometown Gloucester, passing through dozens of countries. Along the way I was shot at, arrested and slept rough. I documented my journey in a series of YouTube clips.


Just two days after I finished the journey back from Bangkok; I made the decision to attempt the world static cycling record, which stood at 224 hours and 24 minutes.

I stepped off the exercise bike set up within a marquee in Gloucester after pedalling for a world record breaking 268 hours – more than eleven days. Both challenges helped to raise tens of thousands of pounds for my chosen charity, The Pied Piper.

It all made me think – if I was never a cyclist before these two challenges, but I could go on to break one of the toughest official world cycling records – what else could I achieve?

In February 2014, I finished an historic journey across Canada, becoming the first person in history to run the 5,000 miles from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast without the aid of a support crew. Starting in March 2013, my run raised more than $250,000 for sick children in Canada and the UK. I battled -40°C temperatures, the Rockies, a frostbitten nose, numerous potentially challenge-stopping injuries (including the permanent misshaping of my right foot) and more to finish in Vancouver, running the equivalent of a marathon most days. I ran the majority of the distance dressed as comic book superhero The Flash, something children seemed to love.

I hope to inspire current and future generations to achieve more than they thought possible - something I can only sum up with the fact I think 'anyone can be a superhero'.


Read more about me here: http://www.jamiemcdonald.org/about/

Follow Jamie on Twitter here@MrJamieMcDonald
Like Jamie’s Facebook page herewww.facebook.com/jamiemcdonald.org
Subscribe to his YouTube channel/watch his videos hereTheJamieMc86

(This short video shows my experiences cycling from Bangkok to Gloucester://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-zIzWyksFk and here is my channel including twelve videos chronicling the journey back: http://www.youtube.com/user/thejamiemc86)

Recent donors

21.05.14 Jamie, I heard your radio interview a month ago and pray that I never forget you.

10.05.14 I truly admire your commitment Jamie. GOSH does such fantastic work. Keep going!

02.05.14 What an amazing person. We really enjoyed hearing about your adventures at Bournside School last night. Very funny and inspiring. What next?!

20.04.14 If there were more people like you in the world it would be a much better place; very inspiring, thank you!

06.04.14 Jamie, after hearing about the barriers and obstacles you had to overcome on your trak across Canada; it is a pleasure to support individuals like yourself who make a huge difference in this world.

04.04.14 inspirational

03.04.14 What a run! What an adventure! Well done to you. Best wishes to you for whatever comes along next.

03.04.14

01.04.14 Fantastic achievement & thoroughly inspiring - well done!

26.03.14 Great job well done

25.03.14 You're the most inspiring person that I've ever come across. I hope that one day I might get to meet you.

25.03.14 Jamie - very inspired by your achievements and your talk to us at Rotary@kingsholm last night.

24.03.14 Just come in from seeing Jamie speak @ Rotary @ Kingsholm. Very inspiring well done Jamie, fantastic achievement.

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23.03.14 Utterly Inspiring!!

21.03.14 Amazing man.

20.03.14 Congratulations sir on a truly amazing achievement.

17.03.14 That's for your accomplishment on Sunday.

16.03.14 You are a true legend and inspiration ....so Thankyou xxx

10.03.14 You're an inspiration, thank you

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05.03.14 You really are a true inspiration to us all

04.03.14 Well Done Jamie you have achieved something amazing.

04.03.14 Congratulations Jamie, keep up the good work! You are an inspiration to us all.

£54,894.56

Running total

Target:
£60,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£64,940.09
Total donors:
1640
Biggest donor:
Anonymous
£5,000.00  
Last donor:
Jared Boggs
21.05.14  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00