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Jhon Cosgrove


Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]UPDATE: [/p][p][b][i]Jan 10th 2017[/i][/b][/p][p]Christmas is a thing of the past and marathon training is in full swing - I did close to 40 miles last week and I'm buzzing to get some super long runs in through Feb & March to try and hit my target time! What would be cool is if you could donate a few more quids to this page. All the spondoolies goes directly to CWB, which is an awesome charity. Thanks y'all! [/p][p][b][i]Oct 16th 2017[/i][/b][/p][p]I have just got back from Uganda and had an AMAZING experience with a brilliant team of people. This page will be kept open until I do the Brighton Marathon in April, so please donate! We helped teach 5000 kids cricket and HIV/AIDS awareness messages.[/p][p]You can read the blog from our trip [url=http://cwbblogs.com/uganda2017/]here![/url] [/p][p]FYI - Here's a pic of me running with some kids in Uganda. I still managed to do 8 runs whilst out there![/p][p][img]https://scontent-lht6-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/22519121_10159410895545511_5402022142454357704_n.jpg?oh=5da291d9d39dd983c3731ade1b60a1c8&oe=5A8415FE" alt="Running in Uganda" width="450" height="337[/img][/p][p][b]PLANNED RACES: [/b][/p][p]Sept 3rd: Steep CC Half Marathon around the ground [b]DONE![/b][/p][p]Sept 10th: Meon Valley Half Marathon [b]DONE! 1st Place [/b][/p][p]Sept 17th: Andover 10K [b]DONE! 1st Place [/b][/p][p]Oct 22nd: Great South Run DONE! [b]134th place / 20,000![/b][/p][p]Nov 19th: Brighton 10K Nov 26th: Hayling 10 mile Dec 3rd: Victory 5 Miles Dec 17th: Portsmouth Coastal HM [b]ALL DONE[/b][/p][p]Jan 14th '18: Stubbington Jan 21st Farnborough HM March 18th Reading HM March 25th Cranleigh 21 Mile 10K April 15th ’18: Brighton Marathon[/p][p][b][i]Summer 2017[/i][/b][/p][p]Hi Marmalade Pope fans![/p][p]Good news! I am off to Africa again this year with the awesome charity - [url=http://cricketwithoutboundaries.com]Cricket Without Boundaries.[/url] This time I am going to Uganda in October '17 and we're gonna be teaching thousands of children cricket and important health messages, such as HIV & AIDS awareness. I had such a great time doing this in Rwanda last year, I thought it would be silly not to go again. [/p][p][img]http://cwbblogs.com/rwanda16/files/2016/10/FullSizeRender-20-copy.jpg" alt="Rwanda" width="450" height="300[/img][/p][p]Just like last year, I need to fundraise the costs of the trip! I am aiming to raise £2000 through this page to cover said costs. All this money goes [b]directly[/b] to CWB and Virgin Money will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this. [/p][p]Obviously I don't want you to just give me money for doing nothing... I have entered my first marathon! [b]THE MARMALADATHON[/b] (A.K.A Brighton Marathon 2018). On the lead up to it, I'll be entering loads of half marathons and longer races to get me in shape for it. I am not messing about, I want to do this as quickly as possible so I can get back to praising the God of Orange Jam (drinking craft beers in the nearest bar). And yes, I do like running a lot but it is hard work and there's no way I will jump out of a plane whilst attached to a zebra, so running for charity will have to do. And let's remember, I only started running last year - so this is a big commitment to my legs. [/p][p]All donations are greatly received and I'll be training and running hard over the coming months to do you all proud! Thank you again for the support. BTW: my rap single 'Marmaladathon' is out now. Watch the video [url=https://youtu.be/sujOrQS3yTA]here[/url] and download it [url=https://goo.gl/jBmFGT]here[/url]. [/p][p]Yours fruitily,[/p][p]The Marmalade Pope[/p][p]PS: Massive thanks to Russell Taysom for drawing the amazing poster! Check him out [url=http://cargocollective.com/russelltaysom]here.[/url][/p][p]PS2: You can also follow my running on [url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/19343524]Strava[/url], check out our CWB blog from Rwanda 2016 [url=http://cwbblogs.com/rwanda16/]here[/url] and pick up Marmalade Pope merch [url=http://marmaladepope.bigcartel.com]here.[/url][/p][p][img]https://68.media.tumblr.com/030fd039a47f5daa0da42cf8a5bcb98e/tumblr_otyjr9BVVs1qbx6j7o1_540.jpg" alt="Pope poster" width="450" height="637[/img][/p][p]Check out my charity rap single video! [/p][vmgvideo class="ql-video" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen="true" src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/sujOrQS3yTA?showinfo=0&rel=0&iv_load_policy=3"][/vmgvideo]

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2018 Brighton Marathon

2018 Brighton Marathon

15 Apr 2018


Cricket Without Boundaries

Cricket Without Boundaries



Marmalade Pope

Lovely lovely marmalade!

£400.00 plus £100.00 Gift Aid


The Goodayles and Guests

Sorry it’s late

£126.28 plus £31.57 Gift Aid


Carl Hudson

All the best in your endeavours Jhon. I'll double the donation if you get the band back together and come to Newcastle.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Your parkrun guru

Have an amazing time matey )

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Caz Walsh

Great work John and well done on all the races. Have fun !

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Heidi Loveridge

Go Jhon Bolt! Good luck! Love Heidi and Rapha xxx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Ashleigh Cerenzo-Lewis



Alex Malik

Good luck pal! Great cause, hoping it goes smoothly!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid



Keep up the awesome work dude!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Ray and Nicky

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid