We often go on about our brilliant local fundraisers and there are always lots of brilliant people out there putting their heads together and raising lots of money for us.
Every so often someone comes along who knows about Children on the Edge and what we do and they want to go that extra mile to do what they can to help. We have had people walk, run and cycle long distances and we have seen people complete seriously strenuous mental and physical challenges, all to help the vulnerable children around the world that we work with.
The very lovely James Chinnock has chosen 2015 to be an entire year of challenges which all began when he ran the Children on the Edge Chichester Half Marathon back in October. It was then he thought that 'just running a half marathon' wasn’t quite hard enough!! After taking part in the Paras P Company 10 miler, James decided to spice things up by deciding to tab* five separate events throughout 2015, including two half marathons, two paras selection events and one special forces battle fitness test route, finishing up with the October 11th Chichester Half.
*For those of us not in the know, we have been reliably informed that ‘tabbing’ is the army term for running a long way wearing boots, combat trousers and a big green rucksack weighing 35lbs, plus water! Yes, we think he’s barmy.
After being ‘advised not to’ join the Para Reserves (4 Para) due to his age (just a spring chicken at 40!), James has set about proving everyone wrong. After signing up and then completing the Paras 10 event in Colchester, followed by two more and not completely passing out, he started to think about setting himself a huge personal challenge to raise money for Children on the Edge. The events he will be taking part in are -
Hastings Half Marathon - 22nd March
Special Forces 10 Miler - 3rd May
Paras 10 - 4th July
Paras 10 - 6th September
Chichester Half Marathon - 11th October
If you would like to support James to reach his target and to give him some inspiration on those long winter training runs, please donate via his Just Giving page or text TABB95 and the amount you would like to donate to 70070.