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Jordan Crookes

London Marathon 2020

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi Everyone,[/p][p]I was born premature and had a complicated delivery that in turn damaged my brain resulting in me having Cerebral Palsy.[/p][p]Growing up I have had to face so many challenges, not being able to crawl, delayed walking, problems with my speech and eyesight all due to the left side of my body being effected and so much weaker than my right side. My journey through school was a continuous struggle being faced with bullies and the pressure of daily school life. I left main stream school to attend a school that catered more for my academic needs and taught me many life skills that I would come to appreciate more once leaving school and further education.[/p][p]Day to day tasks that many take for granted are a daily struggle for me. For example locking a door with a key and tying shoelaces with a weak left hand is just a nightmare. My escape from daily life and pressures was to play football, football was my life, football was my world. Once starting work due to shift patterns I was unable to continue with my love of football as training times just didn’t match. Running became my new love, it could fit in around my work schedules and was my escape from all the challenges that I face hour after hour, running gave me a new focus in life. [/p][p]To challenge myself I signed up for a 10k organised run/event. To run alongside hundreds of people and be treated as an equal, to have the same end goal as everyone to just cross the finish line is an amazing feeling, the feeling of belonging, the feeling of not being singled out. The whole experience gave me the bug to run more and attend more organised runs/events. I have over time progressed to run several half marathons. [/p][p]Last year (2019) I volunteered at The London Marathon. I greeted runners at the finish line who was running for Children with Cancer UK. What an amazing and emotional experience to see people so determined and focused. This gave me a new goal, to train, run and finish the London Marathon 2020.[/p][p]With thanks to Cerebral Palsy Sport (CP Sport) for giving me a place to run and funraise for them I have been granted the first part of my challenge. For my challenge to continue I am raising a minimum of £1250, to start with as the company I work for has agreed to match fund. I am grateful for anyone who can sponsor me to help me on my journey, and help raise funds for CPSport for them to carry on with the fantastic help and support they give.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Here is the direct link to CPSport to find out more [/p][p][url=http://www.cpsport.org/]http://www.cpsport.org/[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p]Thanks in advance to all my sponsors ... Jordan x[/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATE ON MY TRAINING:[/p][p]Yesterday (6th March 2020) I ran 22 miles in 4hrs 10mins [/p][p][br][/p][p]UPDATES[/p][p]15th March 2020 - I am so disappointed that the marathon has been postponed. Now looking forward to October and improving on my time. I plan to do 2 x 10 mile runs per week to maintain my fitness level, and keep fundraising [/p]
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Supporters

Oct 20, 2020

Charlotte Ludlow

£15.00

Oct 19, 2020

Anonymous

Well done Jorden, I know Kelly Stacey and she’s told me about your amazing story. You’re an inspiration to us all! Amazing work ! Sarah, Richard and Thomas

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Dawn Stephensx

Well done Jordan amazing achievement lots of love from your Highworth Relatives Dawn & Ray xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Tracey

Inspirational

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 19, 2020

Anonymous

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 6, 2020

Anonymous

Well done mate From your little Brother freddie and Big Jack xx

Oct 5, 2020

Your DAD

Well done mate

£50.00

Oct 4, 2020

Liz Hutton

Well done Jordan. It’s a massive achievement even with the support of the crowd, let alone without. You should be very proud of yourself!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 4, 2020

Anonymous

£10 donated from Billy £10 donated from lovely family at the park £20 donated from Nan

£40.00

Oct 4, 2020

Sylwia newell

Good luck

£10.00