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John Jenkins

Ice Cool Kids Marathon Challenge 2019

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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 the original intention of this challenge was to run 31 marathons in 31 days, beginning in September 2019, to raise funds for Ice Cool Kids (ICK). [/i][/p][p]However, a stomach virus put pay to that and I will now try to complete the 31 marathons around work and other commitments, with an end date of January 2020, if all goes well. [/p][p][i]The money raised will be go towards helping ICK being able to take children and young people, with additional needs and disabilities therapeutic skiing 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


Feb 22, 2020


Feb 21, 2020

Sharon langford

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 11, 2020

Chris & Julie

Supreme effort well done John

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 11, 2020

Jonathan Wilsher

£1 for every blister. Well done speedy.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020


Utmost respect buddy, fantastic achievement..well done mate 👍🏻

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 10, 2020


Feb 10, 2020

Becky, Stef, Carys, Zander and Indigo

What an amazing challenge you set yourself and achieved. What's next? Xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2020

The Fitzgerald's

Well done John, super human effort..thank you for supporting our amazing children..

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 9, 2020

Sian Alun Mari a Sara

What an achievement! Congratulations John! The Stephens’ were thrilled to join you today, even in storm Ciara! Can’t wait for your next challenge! 😜

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid