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A Marathon-A-Day on the Pennine Way

This August I’m taking on a challenge to walk the Pennine Way in just 10 days. This famous 267 mile walk stretches from Edale, Derbyshire to Kirk Yetholm, Scotland. It’s going to be tough - I’ll be walking the equivalent of over a marathon every day.

Why am I doing this? Well, I love a challenge, but the main reason is that I’m raising funds for the Imagination Library - a charity which delivers a free book every month to children from birth to the age of five.

In Nottingham children can start school with reading skills 14% behind the national average. The Imagination Library is proven to change this. Children who get these monthly books are 28.8% more likely to be ready for school by their fifth birthday.

The Imagination Library ignites a love of books and helps children to develop early literacy skills such as listening, concentrating, talking about new ideas and using their imaginations. These are all skills children need in order to be ready to start school at age five. Ultimately the data shows that children who start school with these skills are more likely to leave school with better grades at age 16.

I’m hoping to raise £5340 - that’s the equivalent of £20 for each mile I walk. All donations will go towards helping more Nottingham children to benefit from the Imagination Library. Any support you can give is really appreciated:
• Just £2 pays for a child to get a new book
• £25 pays for a child to get a new book each month for a year
• £125 pays for a child to get a new book every month from birth until their fifth birthday

Please share and stay in touch - I’ll be tweeting as I walk so please follow me on Twitter at @cllrjoncollins and please do share this page on twitter or Facebook.

Thank you!

Councillor Jon Collins
St Ann's Ward Councillor and Leader of Nottingham City Council
Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Growth

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  • Jon Collins3 months ago
    Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    3 months ago

    Done it!! Finished our 268 mile hike. Just experienced the worst day of walking ever. But we’ve made it. THANK YOU to everyone for your financial and moral support. We couldn’t have done this without you. We’ve smashed the fundraising target! Thank you Thank you Thank you!

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  • Jon Collins3 months ago
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    Jon Collins

    3 months ago

    Day eight completed after 11 hours of walking - our longest day so far. We’re now into the final stages of our epic #pennineway challenge. Thank you so much to everyone who has donated so far - we’ve now got less than £500 to go to reach our fundraising target - we can do this! Please help by sharing this page as much as possible thank you!!

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  • Jon Collins3 months ago
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    Jon Collins

    3 months ago

    Day 6 of my challenge and a rainy start in spite of the dry forecast! It's brilliant to see the donations are still flowing in, thank you all so much.

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Page last updated on: 10/14/2018 7:53 PM

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173

  • Alex Walker

    Alex Walker

    Oct 14, 2018

    Sorry it’s late, but well done Jon, great effort.

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Oct 8, 2018

    Well done Jon. From James Mellor

    £100.00

  • Peter G

    Peter G

    Sep 12, 2018

    Jon, another milestone in your adventurous life! Hope the blisters aren't too sore! All the best. Peter G

    £50.00

  • Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Sep 11, 2018

    Well done Jon! From John Dexter

    £10.00

  • Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Sep 11, 2018

    Congratulations! Best wishes from Mohammed Ibrahim

    £40.00

  • Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Sep 11, 2018

    Well done! Best wishes, Saghir

    £10.00

  • Jon Collins

    Jon Collins

    Sep 11, 2018

    Well done, Jon. From Nick Randall

    £112.00

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