Weʼve raised £1,010 to Run Marathon Des Sables (150miles across Sahara)
- Worthing, United Kingdom
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- Funded on Wednesday, 25th May 2016
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I am raising money for three Charities, The Youth Sport Trust, World Vision and myself. The Youth Sport Trust use's sport to change young people's lives. Such as the 'Girls Active' initiative which looks to tackle the negative image young girls have about their bodies. Where as World Vision is the worlds largest global childrens charity which aims to tackle violence & abuse towards young children as well as disaster relief amongst their many other activities.
Sport has been essential part of my life for the past 20+ years it has helped and still helps me battle depression and low confidence in myself, something the Youth Sport Trust address in their work. Among the many sports I participate in one of them is surfing and having watched the movie 'Soul Surfer' I was inspired to raise money for World Vision, a charity the main character goes on mission with during the film; the film is a true story of a girl who overcomes great adversity in her life.
Im not sure I really understand this question. So ill just explain again that I am also raising money for two charities with the third charity being myself. The two Charities Im raising money for can be seen via my Just Giving profile and therefore if you dont think I am suitable cause then please give to at least one of the other two.
The Race is 150 miles in 6 Days across the Sahara Desert.
Basically the £3500 covers the majority of my race fee's. My total race fee's are closer to £4000 which includes flights to Morocco and accommodation during the race. What this sum will not cover is the equipment I will require, however any help to my total cost would be greatly appreciated as I booked this race in the belief it was the right thing to do, however at the time I did not have the required funds to enter.
Jonathan Cassella year ago
Wow, thanks everybody for your crazy generous donations. Motivation to train has been hard recently but this has really spurred me on x
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Apr 27, 2016
An incredible achievement. Super proud of you Jon E!
Apr 26, 2016
£5 of this is from my friend Pina. The rest is from me just to round it up!!
Apr 23, 2016
Jonny, Lizzie & Timothy
Apr 16, 2016
Wow, what an achievement and such great charities!!
Rich & Sue
Apr 15, 2016
Great testimony of strength and perseverance, keep going, almost to the finish line.
Apr 15, 2016
Very well done......a hero. Xx
Apr 13, 2016
Fair balls to you buddy, such an epic challenge. Keep it up and good luck from your Irish Clan!
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Worthing, United Kingdom
Im 38 and starting my life again. Much has passed that has been very painful and challenging, however the last 3 dark years have inspired me to try and bring more light into the world. Im a Christian, a DJ, a very competitive sportsman and love a good challenge...
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