Jason Hawkridges’ Gardenathon
Jason Hawkridge, who lives in Bennett’s End, has measured the boundary of his garden to be 60 metres, meaning he must complete 703 laps to equal the distance of a marathon, which is 26.2 miles
Jason had the idea for his ‘Gardenathon’ after the London Marathon, originally set to take place this Sunday, 26 April, was cancelled due to the coronavirus lockdown.
Today those who would be doing the London Marathon are going the extra mile for the charity
We are taking part in the 2.6 challenge run by the London Marathon.
On the 26th of April, we should have run the London Marathon unfortunately that isn’t possible, so London Marathon have set the runners the challenge of raising money involving 2.6, 26 or 260.
We want to raise £260 by running 2.6 kilometres whilst carrying 26 kilograms. We wanted our challenge to still adhere to the safe social distancing, so we have a 2.6 metre plank of wood between us while we run.
Please sponsor us!! Any amount will really help us and will keep us motivated to keep training and complete the marathon on its new date in October.
Coronavirus (COVID-19): advice on fundraising
Our Trustees have reflected on the government’s advice on social distancing, the Institute of Fundraising (IoF) and the Fundraising Regulator advise all charities to reflect seriously on whether to continue public or private-site fundraising for collections of cash or goods, due to the increased health risk to the population at large, as well as to fundraisers and volunteers.
And have decided to temporialy halt all face to face collecting
This will have a massive effect on the charity, but more so on the support the charity gives to children over long term.
So now more than ever please help us to support to this important work