Sam Craggs

10,000 Pull-Ups For The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

Fundraising for The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation
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10,000 pull-ups
The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

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We support young people to follow their dreams and ambitions


10,000 pull-ups for the 10,000 UK soldiers and civilians killed through war.

Thank you for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Within 5 months I aim to do 10,000 pull-ups for the ~10,000 UK soldiers and civilians who have died post-World War 2.  This averages at around a minimum of 100 pull-ups each day 5 days a week.  I will document and record each day and attach a story of a British soldier or citizen who has died through war.

The aim of this is to raise money for the John Thorntons Young Achievers Foundation, founded by John Thornton’s parents after he was tragically killed at 22 years old as a royal marine.  The charity’s purpose is to support young people in fulfilling their ambitions and dreams where they are unable to do so themselves due to financial difficulties.

I would greatly appreciate if you donate even a tiny amount to contribute to a larger sum of money that has the potential to strengthen someone’s life beyond what we could ever imagine.

This is apart of a course I am taking called the Junior Leaders Course within the Royal Air Force Air Cadet (RAFAC) organisation in the UK. The course requires a fundraiser for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation, as John himself was a member of the course in 2004, achieving the “Top Student” award for his excellence in leadership before joining the military as a Royal Marine. Even if I do not pass this course, I will continue to carry out the challenge to support the charity.

The fundraiser challenge will start on remembrance day, however the JustGiving page is set up now.  Again, words can’t describe how appreciative I would be if the goal can be reached. A record of the pull-ups as-well as the stories of fallen soldiers and civilians can be found on my Instagram page @craggsyy

Thank you again,


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The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation

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The objective of the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation is to encourage and assist young people to 'climb as high as they can dream', by providing annual scholarships and bursaries for their training and personal development in the pursuit of their ambitions.

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