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Jack Folkestone

Horatio's Garden - Marathon des Sables 2020

Fundraising for Horatio's Garden

88 %
£17,723
raised of £20,000 target
by 151 supporters
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Horatio's Garden

We build stunning gardens at spinal centres to improve the wellbeing of patients.

Charity Registration No. 1151475

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In 4 months time, I will be attempting the Marathon des Sables, named “the toughest footrace on earth”.

I am running to support a charity close to my heart - Horatio’s Garden is a national charity creating and preserving beautiful gardens in the NHS spinal injury centres to support everyone affected by a spinal injury. They grow thriving communities to support patients, their families and friends facing long stays in NHS hospitals.

Having worked as a volunteer, I have seen first-hand the amazing benefits that these wonderful garden projects bring to the lives of those patients with spinal injuries.

The Marathon des Sables is a physical but more importantly a mental challenge. Having seen the psychological challenges facing patients with spinal injuries I intend to put myself through the toughest endurance race on earth to honor them. Every step of the way I will be thinking about the impact that life-changing injuries have on so many people.

But I need your help! By donating to help me reach my fundraising target you’ll be supporting the wellbeing of patients who spend many months in hospital, as well as their families.

Thank you so much for helping me – your support will mean a huge amount as I battle the race in the blinding heat of the desert. You will be improving the lives of many patients and on behalf of them all thank you so much for your kind donations. Let’s hope I can complete this challenge on their behalf.

Bring on the dunes!

Jack x

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