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Closed 10/03/2017

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£6,488raised of £10,000 target by 209 supporters

    Weʼve raised £6,488 to Help Keep Jak on Track, through his battle with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

    Location
    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
    Time left
    Funded on Friday, 10th March 2017

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    Being close friends/family to Jak, we are wanting to support him through the toughest time of his life.

    We, Mark (his future brother-in-law) & Marc (his cousin), we’re not just family to Jak, we’re best mates and he is the third wheel on our Reliant Robin.

    In August this year, Jak who is currently 22, was living life to his full potential. Coaching with local councils and communities in his spare time and progressing up the ladder towards potentially becoming a top football referee in years to come. Coming out of a support role within a school that specialises in autism, speech and language disorders, he moved in to a new role as a support teacher in a local secondary school. Jak has given a lot, so we want to give him something back.

    Unfortunately, and this is the hard part, Jak was unable to complete his Level 4 refereeing fitness test due to collapsing. After weeks of tests, which we thought were routine, he and the people close to him were told the horrible news that he had been diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. However, with his family, friends and the Teenage Cancer Trust supporting him, he can beat this!!!

    Along with this support, we thought we could help Jak out even more, by slightly filling the financial hole to help him not worry about the little stuff in life and concentrate on his battle. Having recently completed the purchase of his first home, we want to help Jak carry on and complete what he has set out to do with his new home.

    While we are crowdfunding, members of his family and close friends will be doing activities to help Jak’s cause and hopefully cheer him up during this difficult time. Regular updates of the crazy things people will be doing will appear on this page, as well as Facebook. We want to encourage people to take up a challenge and help where they can.

    Thanks for viewing this page!!

    #keepjakontrack

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    • Mark Watson

      Mark Watson

      14 days ago

      Mark Watson

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    • Mark Watson

      Mark Watson

      14 days ago

      Mark Watson

      The crowd-funding page is ending shortly. We would like to take a moment to say thank you to everyone that has given to the campaign. When we started, we never imagined so much love would be shown. A Massive thanks to everyone that has taken part in events and raisers, truly gobsmacked by the response. Jak has just a few more Chemotherapy sessions remaining and I know this will help on his journey to a full recovery. In the meantime as promised to Jak, Mark will keep his head fully shaven and Marc will keep on growing his beard Thankyou

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    • Mark Watson

      Mark Watson

      3 months ago

      Mark Watson

      On thursday myself, Marc Valente and the coaching staff @ Shobnall will taking part in a 12 hour football match to raise money to #keepjakontrack The 12 hour match is a sponsored activity so should you wish to sponsor me please just click on the below link. All sponsors are appreciated!! The game is 9am-9pm @ Shobnall Leisure Complex, feel free to come down between 12-4 to give us some much needed support :) Cheers! #KeepJakOnTrack

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    • Mark Watson

      Mark Watson

      4 months ago

      Mark Watson

      Results from Jak shaving my hair.

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    4 months ago

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    Supporters

    209

    • Oliver Tyson

      Oliver Tyson

      Mar 9, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 9, 2017

      £5.00

    • John Keene

      John Keene

      Mar 9, 2017

      £10.00

    About the fundraiser
    Mark Watson

    Mark Watson

    Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom

    Mark and Marc are here to help Jak, if you want to get involved and do something fun/crazy. Let us know :)

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