Jo White

Jo White

365 Days Of Action

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Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]What is 365 Days Of Action?[/b][/p][p]Check out my website [url=http://www.oldboystraining.com]here[/url] for more info![/p][p]I am trying to raise £365,000 in 365 days for 3 charities close to my heart [url=https://www.cancerresearchuk.org]Cancer Research[/url], [url=https://www.combatstress.org.uk]Combat Stress[/url] and [url=https://www.mountain.rescue.org.uk]Mountain Rescue[/url].[/p][p]From the 1st May 2020 – 1st May 2021 I wish to embark on the following journey as listed below. The reason for my choice of May to May is both my amazing sons Josh and Jordan were born on 1st and 28th May respectively.[/p][p]1. Cover a distance of 8000km walking or running. This equates to an average of 22km per day. [/p][p]2. Climb/Scramble a total of 50,000m in Elevation.This equates to 137m per day.[/p][p]3. This will be done by climbing or scrambling the 100 Best and Biggest Scrambles In The UK[/p][p]4. Climbing Mont Blanc 4810m[/p][p]5. Climbing Elbrus 5642m[/p][p]6. Climbing Kilimanjaro 5895m [/p][p][b]Who Am I?[/b][/p][p]My name is Jo White and I was born in October 1966. I am both a cancer survivor and cancer sufferer. I am a family man with two grown up sons who I am immensely proud of and my wonderful wife who has supported me through thick and thin. Workwise I like to think of myself as an Adventure Training Instructor. Since 1998 I have worked mainly with the Military as a Civilian Instructor (I01) improving peoples fitness and to rehabilitate both Civilian and Military personnel after injury. I worked at the Army School of Physical Training at Bulford (Salisbury Plain) teaching a wide spectrum of sports and adventurous activities then later moving to work at the Army Sub Aqua Diving Centre at Bovington in Dorset. I have been very fortunate to have such an amazing job involving teaching people in various countries the following activities: Sub Aqua Diving, Mountain Leading, Running, Functional Fitness, Swimming, Athletics and Weight Lifting to name but a few.[/p][p]You can check me out on the following social media platforms: [url=http://www.instagram.com/oldboystraining]Instagram[/url], [url=http://www.facebook.com/oldboystraining]Facebook[/url] and on my [url=http://www.youtube.com/c/OldBoysTraining]You Tube[/url] Channel.[/p][p][b]Why am I Doing The Challenge?[/b][/p][p]In July 2014 I was diagnosed with Bowel Cancer and had an operation to remove a portion of my bowel, liver, duodenum and finally the whole of my pancreas. This left me with a large L shaped scar across my torso measuring 10 by 12 inches. I was put on Chemotherapy tablets till 2018 and as a result of having to have my pancreas removed I take enzyme tablets with every meal to allow my gut to digest the food.[/p][p]Still under the fantastic team at Oncology Unit in Southampton General I have regular check ups and scans. In 2019 I went for a check up and a scan showed that I have a secondary tumour in the liver which is now being controlled by drugs and it may be removed through key hole surgery in the future. The surgery will not cure me but only prolong my life and I will be on Chemotherapy tablets for the rest of my time on planet earth.[/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/mQ6tzJCRWPc?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][b]What do I want to do?[/b][/p][p]Life is short and for some it is shorter than others. Cancer can strike anyone down whether you live a healthy or unhealthy lifestyle. It does not discriminate in its choosing. The way I have dealt with it is to grit my teeth and get on with every day taking each as it comes realising that the clock is ticking. I have got through my ordeal through the great help of family and friends and all the medical staff that have kept me alive. I live for the outdoors and help others along the way. The people I have helped/trained/rehabilitated over the years are my driving force in life and that is what I live for.[/p][p]I have decided that in 2020 from May 1st to embark on what many have called my “365 Days Of Action” to raise awareness of cancer and to show others that you should never give up. In the process I want to raise money for the following charities who have helped myself and others along our journeys in life.[/p][p][b][i]Cancer Research[/i][/b] - They carry out great work and as a result I am still alive today. I have been given the opportunity to live a few more days. This has given me the chance to help others with their fitness and training for a period longer period of time. Without their contribution to the treatment of Cancer in the UK this would not have been possible.[/p][p][b][i]Mountain Rescue[/i][/b] - I live for the mountains. They provide me with a playground to make the most of the beautiful and stunning scenery in the UK. Without Mountain Rescue I would not be able to safely take advantage of the terrain that we have on these islands. The work they do is unfounded and run by volunteers. At the drop of a hat they give up their time from work and family to jump in car to save lives. They climb mountains to pull people off and get them to hospital ASAP. They do this all year round and sometimes in treacherous weather conditions.[/p][p][b][i]Combat Stress[/i][/b] - The work this charity does for veterans and their families is unprecedented. Dealing with issues like post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), anxiety and depression. Having worked closely with servicemen and women directly after injury, I understand the impact mental health issues have on these people and their families before they can rebuild their lives after action in war zones.[/p][p][b]What am I looking for?[/b][/p][p]I am looking to raise £365,000 for the three charities mentioned above to be split equally among them.[/p][p]I need help along the way in the form of equipment, travel expenses, planning, social media, marketing and promotion to help raise the crazy target I have set myself. In order to achieve my goal I will undoubtably need donations but also help from members of the public and large organisations. They will need to donate not just money but time and expertise to help me reach my target. After all I am an old boy and not particularly technically minded with all things internet and social media based.[/p][p]People will be able to join me on parts of my quest and on the way I hope to teach them a thing or two about improving their fitness and mountain navigation inspiring them to never give up despite what curved balls life throws at you.[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters


Jun 10, 2021

Ciaran

Amazing achievement Jo. Sorry for how late the donation is!!

£50.00

plus £12.50 Gift Aid


May 12, 2021

Anonymous

Keep doing what your doing! Such a positive stance. Love it!

£140.00

plus £35.00 Gift Aid


May 6, 2021

Shaun Copas

An Amazing Effort Mate a true inspiration ....Have a rest now. Shaun & Mel x

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 5, 2021

Anonymous

Nice work, Jo Thanks for keeping at it and helping the cause.

£100.00


May 5, 2021

Silvia Fedi

You are the best Jo!!!! Such a great inspiration!!! Keep pushing and never give up!!!! Silvia

£30.00


May 4, 2021

Pickle and his family

Ciao Jo! You're simply amazing! Keep pushing and don't ever give up!

£200.00


May 4, 2021

Mum and John

Well done, we are very proud of you Lots of love Xxx Mum & John

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


May 4, 2021

Paul

Well done, great achievement!!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 3, 2021

James

Hi Jo, your resilience, mentally & physically is truly inspirational. That whatever gets thrown at you to dig deep and keep going. I’ve enjoyed following your posts through a good friend Mr Evens -achieving a lot for motivation & positivity. Keep Pushing

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


May 3, 2021

Alfie and Finlay Hatch

We think your amazing

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid

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