Jhon Cosgrove


Cricket Without Boundaries
Cricket Without Boundaries (CWB) is a UK cricket development and AIDS awareness charity. It is run almost entirely by the dedication and enthusiasm of its volunteers. Since its formation in 2005 CWB has become one of the world's leading Cricket Development and AIDS awareness charities. It is dedicated to helping, educating and developing local communities around the world through the spread and growth of cricket.
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Jhon Cosgrove

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

Hi Marmalade Pope fans!

Good news! I am off to Africa again this year with the awesome charity - Cricket Without Boundaries. This time I am going to Uganda in October '17 and we're gonna be teaching thousands of children cricket and important health messages, such as HIV & AIDS awareness. I had such a great time doing this in Rwanda last year, I thought it would be silly not to go again. 


Just like last year, I need to fundraise the costs of the trip! I am aiming to raise £1000 through this page to cover said costs. All this money goes directly to CWB and Virgin Money will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. 

Obviously I don't want you to just give me money for doing nothing... I have entered my first marathon! THE MARMALADATHON (A.K.A Brighton Marathon 2018). On the lead up to it, I'll be entering loads of half marathons and longer races to get me in shape for it. I am not messing about, I want to do this as quickly as possible so I can get back to praising the God of Orange Jam (drinking craft beers in the nearest bar). And yes, I do like running a lot but it is hard work and there's no way I will jump out of a plane whilst attached to a zebra, so running for charity will have to do. And let's remember, I only started running last year - so this is a big commitment to my legs. 

All donations are greatly received and I'll be training and running hard over the coming months to do you all proud! Thank you again for the support. BTW: my debut rap single will also be coming along shortly too.. watch this space! 

Yours fruitily,

The Marmalade Pope

PS: Massive thanks to Russell Taysom for drawing the amazing poster! Check him out here.

PS2: You can also follow my running on Strava, check out our CWB blog from Rwanda 2016 here and pick up Marmalade Pope merch here.

Pope poster

Planned races:

Sept 3rd: Steep CC Half Marathon around the ground (45 laps)
Sept 10th: Meon Valley Half Marathon 
Sept 17th: Stockport 10K 
Oct 22nd: Great South Run 
Nov 5th: Leeds Abbey Dash 
Nov 19th: Brighton 10K 
Nov 26th: Hayling 10 mile
Dec 17th: Portsmouth Coastal Half Marathon 
2018 TBC 
April 15th ’18: Brighton Marathon

Recent donors

17.08.17 Great cause. Legend runner popping his marathon cherry in one of the greatest places on this planet.

15.08.17 Go for it MP - Big C and I are behind you all the way - well we're far too old, decrepit and slow to be in front that's for sure!

15.08.17 Great project Jhon - keep up the good work!

10.08.17 That's not jam, that's just, **** marmalade.

07.08.17 Good luck dude! Thanks for all the hard work at Awesome over the years...

07.08.17 go jhon!

07.08.17 Have fun doing the things you do that you find fun

07.08.17 Great cause...the more Ugandans that know the term 'googly' the better I say!


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Ali Pali
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