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My story

[p]My first born son Joseph was a happy, loving, and kind hearted little boy. He loved his family and would often snuggle into one of our arms as we watched tv. He loved Alex the lion from Madagascar and we would often hear him roaring as he imitated his cartoon hero. Joseph (or Jo-Jo as he was affectionately known to us) died just over a month after his 3rd birthday. He died suddenly from Sepsis after having tonsillitis in 2008 and his doctor was found to be grossly negligent at the Coroner's inquest. [/p][p]My wife, Nicky, and I ran the Brighton Marathon on behalf of Child Bereavement UK 7 years ago in memory of Joseph. Jo-Jo would be turning 15 this year and in memory of him, I've decided to take on the Alpine Challenge on behalf of Child Bereavement UK again, for what would be his 15th birthday on 2 December 2019. [/p][p]This event is a unique challenge hiking 3 peaks in 3 countries (France, Italy and Switzerland) in 3 days reaching altitudes over twice as high as Ben Nevis - symbolic of 3 wonderful years that he was with us. [/p][p]Over the 3 days we will aim to summit a different peak, Testa Della Tronche in Italy (2,581m), Bel Oiseau in Switzerland (2628m) and Aiguilette de Posettes in France (2,201m). The event starts on the 30th October.[/p][p]Join me by supporting me as I raise much needed funds for this great charity in memory of my boy! Any contribution will make a difference in helping other children and families who are bereaved of a precious loved one.[/p]
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Alpine Challenge

Alpine Challenge

09 Oct 2019

Supporters

Dec 1, 2019

Alexander Irvine of Drum

Jean, In memory of your beautiful son who looks a lot like our wee boy Isaac. Alexander & Zulfa

£200.00

Nov 6, 2019

Sam Suter

Dear Jean and Nicky. Sorry I couldn’t donate more. So sorry for your loss. You are an amazing inspiration to others. Lots of love. Sam xx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2019

Tracey Gibson and family

Well done Jean. What an amazing achievement for an amazing charity.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Nov 5, 2019

Emma

Well done jeans jojo is proud of you xxx

£30.00

Nov 4, 2019

Jack and Kat

Well done! Looking forward to hearing all about it.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Nov 4, 2019

Sarah Brakewell

What a brilliant achievement, well done Jean and team. A fantastic charity. A fitting tribute to your son too. Sarah, Darcy, Wilf and Ren

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Nov 2, 2019

Sophia

Well done Jean!

£6.93

Oct 30, 2019

Ben

Good luck mate and well done for a very worthy cause. Have a good trip.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 23, 2019

Neil and Tess

Good luck Jean! Great effort and cause. You can do it! All the best, Neil, Tess and boys

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Oct 17, 2019

Andrew and Rachel BHF

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid