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John Jenkins

Ice Cool Kids Marathon Challenge 2019

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][i]My name is John Jenkins and I will be running 31 marathons in 31 days, beginning in September 2019, to raise funds for Ice Cool Kids (ICK). The money raised will be go towards helping ICK being able to take children and young people, with additional needs and disabilities therapeutic skiing in Easter of 2020, using adaptive equipment, to La Plagne in France. The cost of this trip is approximately £100,000.[/i][/p][p][i]The marathons will not be part of any organised races but will be run locally, predominantly around the [/i][url=http://www.gnollestatecountrypark.co.uk/][i]Gnoll Country Park[/i][/url][i] and my home town of Neath. The runs will be measured to the full 26.2 mile distance each day, with details uploaded to the challenge website and associated social media pages.[/i][/p][p][i]This is mainly for logistical reasons, as I will still be working, whilst also attempting to build a property, designed around my daughter, Leah, who has Profound and Complex Learning Difficulties.[/i][/p][p][i]Also, it affords the opportunity to members of ICK, along with anybody else who would like to participate alongside me, to join in for whatever distance they are able to manage. Thus, keeping the event fully inclusive.[/i][/p][p][i]It will be by far the biggest challenge I have ever undertaken and I'm under no illusions as to the pain and discomfort that I will undergo during these 31 days. I am no elite athlete, or even that good a runner. I'm just an ordinary bloke who believes that anything is possible. I will take my inspiration from the amazing children and young people in ICK and their families, who endure countless challenges, operations, hospital and specialist visits and suffer numerous setbacks, not only for 31 days, but for every day of their lives. Their sheer enjoyment of our ski sessions, watching them interact and develop, coupled with the family spirit that ICK exudes will ensure that NO MATTER WHAT IT TAKES, I will complete this challenge.[/i][/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

09 Sep 2019


Oct 1, 2019


Awesome effort for an awesome cause. Please take care of yourself though JJ. Can I advertise this with East Sussex County Council Children's Services?

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 29, 2019

Lisa & crew

£75.00 plus £18.75 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2019


Good luck matey 👍🏻Awesome challenge

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 24, 2019

Helen Wilshaw

What you have achieved is fantastic! Thank you so much for the huge effort you have put into raising funds for our amazing children 👏


Sep 24, 2019


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 23, 2019

Sian Corp

Good luck John.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019

Pat Hill

Well done.

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 22, 2019

Jacqui rice

Remember you have done extremely well you health is most important well done John

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019


You are amazing and so brave.Thinking of you, take care of yourself x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 20, 2019


You are amazing, stay strong x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid