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Jonathan Cassell raised £1,010 from 33 supporters.


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£1,010raised of £3,500 target by 33 supporters

    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 Cassell

      Jonathan Cassell

      a year ago

      Jonathan Cassell

      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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    a year ago

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    • Adelaide


      Apr 27, 2016

      An incredible achievement. Super proud of you Jon E!


    • Sue


      Apr 26, 2016

      £5 of this is from my friend Pina. The rest is from me just to round it up!!


    • Anonymous


      Apr 23, 2016


    • Jonny, Lizzie & Timothy

      Jonny, Lizzie & Timothy

      Apr 16, 2016

      Wow, what an achievement and such great charities!!


    • Rich & Sue

      Rich & Sue

      Apr 15, 2016

      Great testimony of strength and perseverance, keep going, almost to the finish line.


    • Anonymous


      Apr 15, 2016

      Very well done......a hero. Xx


    • The Reids!

      The Reids!

      Apr 13, 2016

      Fair balls to you buddy, such an epic challenge. Keep it up and good luck from your Irish Clan!


    About the fundraiser
    Jonathan Cassell

    Jonathan Cassell

    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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