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Jamie Maker

The Marathon des Sables 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]'The Toughest Footrace On Earth'. That's how The Marathon Des Sables is described. And while this will no doubt be the hardest thing I've done, it is nothing compared to what the men and women who serve our country go through. Most leave the Armed Forces with no issues... but for some veterans, the battles continue. [/p][p][br][/p][p][b]Walking With The Wounded [/b]marks its 10th birthday in 2020 and I am proud to be supporting them. The money raised will help provide assistance to vulnerable veterans who have been physically, mentally or socially disadvantaged by their service. This is about supporting those who have served in the Armed Forces, empowering them to regain their independence, thrive and contribute in our communities.[/p][p][br][/p][p]If you don't know about the MdS, it is a pretty gruelling multi-stage 'adventure' through the Sahara Desert - one of the world’s most inhospitable environments. The event takes place over 6 days where I will need to run 250km (156 miles) over sand dunes in temperatures that will hit 50 degrees celsius. This... is not the best environment for someone with my pale complexion! Most of my kit will need to consist of sunblock, I think. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I am grateful for any support you can give, and will do my best to do this great cause proud. [/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]
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Supporters

Jul 19, 2019

Daniel

Good luck with the race! Great cause.

£50.00

Jul 8, 2019

Vicky

Best of luck, Jamie! Looking forward to hearing stories about your preparation and the race itself!

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Jul 3, 2019

Felix Morgan

You're insane, but godspeed. Much love x

£20.00