Jack Sexty

Charities

Alzheimer's Research UK
Alzheimer's Research UK is the UK's leading dementia research charity. As research experts, we specialise in funding world-class, pioneering research at leading universities to find preventions, treatments and a cure for dementia. We believe science and innovation hold the key to defeating dementia and invest in the scientists learning more about the condition and its causes. Our findings improve the lives of everyone affected by dementia now and in the future. We forge partnerships with Government and other key organisations to make dementia research a national priority. We encourage everyone to join us in supporting research and achieving a world free from dementia.
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Charity works hard to make a difficult time easier for patients at our family of five hospitals. We support continuing excellence n treatment, care and research at: Royal Manchester Children's Hospital Manchester University Dental Hospital Manchester Royal Eye Hospital Manchester Royal Infirmary Saint Mary's Hospital The charity has three main areas of work: to support research projects to improve our understanding of illnesses to help create an environment that's more friendly to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment Registered Charity Number 1049274


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Fundraiser: 
Jack Sexty

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

On the 6th April 2014 I did something rather silly and completed the entire 26.2 miles of the Greater Manchester Marathon on a pogo stick – breaking two Guinness World Records in the process! Once again a massive thank you to everyone who donated, helped out, spread the word etc... My only regret is that I haven’t had time to thank everyone properly, so thank you all for making it such a success. I believe we had #pogoman trending on Twitter and I’m still hearing stories from people now who heard about it on the day and followed my progress, which has been quite surreal!

Although it was very tempting to hang up my pogo stick for good after losing a layer of skin off my palms and being unable to move for a few days after, this record thing doesn’t half get addictive, and soon enough I was looking for my next challenge... So on 30th August 2014, I will attempt to break the record for the ‘Fastest Mile on a Pogo Stick’ at the Pogopalooza Grand Final in Helsingborg, Sweden!

This record is all about skill and speed, and the clock will start ticking as soon as I start moving the pogo stick forward. Falls are permitted but then that would be rubbish so I will want to complete the mile in one go with no falls. Sounds simple enough I guess?

Whilst this record might not match the epicness and downright exhaustion of pogoing an entire marathon, it’s going to be tough – and I will put the training in to make sure I don’t disappoint on the day. The current record holder, Ashrita Furman, has the distinction of holding more Guinness World Records than anyone else. He also happens to be an aerobic animal, and held the farthest distance pogo record until it was beaten by James Roumeliotis in 2012 (and myself in 2014) – so I know any record of his is going to take some serious beating! 

The record stands at 12 minutes 16 seconds. I will be practicing mostly on an athletics track to build my speed up, and will experiment to see what kind of stick will be best for the job. My understanding is that I will have a course marked out for me on the road in Helsingborg in full view of the public. The advantage of this is that there will be a lot less issues with record verification, as hopefully I will finish it and have the film online within hours of completion – meaning I won’t have to piece all the footage together bit by bit and wait months for the certificates this time!

Once again a massive thanks to XPogo LLC, who are sanctioning and verifying my record attempt for Guinness World Records, and all at their flagship event - the Pogopalooza Grand Final!

As anyone who donated last time will know, I was fundraising for both Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital and Alzheimer’s Research UK for the marathon, and will continue to do so for this record attempt. Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital is the largest and one of the best single-site children’s hospitals in the UK, and offers treatment for children from a large geographical area from North Staffordshire right through to Cumbria. The charity supports research projects to improve the understanding of children’s illnesses and helps to provide state-of-the-art equipment for diagnosis and treatment, so anything raised will go towards keeping this institution running to a fantastic standard.
A close relative of mine is unfortunately battling with dementia currently so Alzheimer’s Research UK is a charity that resonates with me and my family personally. It’s an illness that does nothing for anybody and eradication is now a real possibility, so I think it’s important to keep the funds coming in to allow the experts to continue working towards a cure! 

Hopefully I will be thrice a world record holder by the end of August, so watch this space and please spare some pennies for some very worthy causes! :)

Recent donors

06.09.14 Well Done Jack!

30.08.14 Good luck Jack. My Mum (your Granddad's sister) also has Alzheimer's. Great charitable causes. Good for you! x x

27.07.14

01.07.14

28.05.14 I am so sorry it has taken me this long to donate, had a few technical issues. Followed your progress during that day

24.05.14 Pogo stick auction

28.04.14 Well done Jack! Great achievement!

27.04.14 Well done Jack, fantastic effort. Glad to hear the back up team did their stuff!!

21.04.14 Top up from North Wales, Gift aided this time. David Woodward

14.04.14 Well done!! Some sequence dance friends think you are mad, so donated £108, from the North Wales supporters group.

12.04.14 Well done Jack! Love Jos,Mark,Nancy and Dot

12.04.14 Hope you reach your target!!! X

11.04.14

10.04.14 Any friend of Luke is worth sponsoring. Well done

09.04.14 Well done :-)

09.04.14 Well done Jack and look forward to hopefully seeing you guys in sunny cornwall for a well earned rest!

09.04.14 Well done jack!!!!! Impressive!!! Imogen x

09.04.14

08.04.14 Well done Jack! and also good luck with the post pogo pain!

08.04.14 Well Done!

08.04.14 Well done

07.04.14 Well done jack you can be very proud of yourself! I saw you in Timperley when I was driving and seeing you made me cry.

07.04.14 Bucket

07.04.14 Well done Jack!!

07.04.14

£2,077.70

Running total

Target:
£2,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£2,427.63
Total donors:
103
Biggest donor:
David Woodward
£108.00  
Last donor:
Uncle Andy
06.09.14  
Offline fundraising:
£330.00