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Friday, 13 August 2010

Marathon man gets by with a little help from his friends


Only six more to go as Jason Arday completes the 24th of 30 marathons with money going towards Hampton Childrens' Hospice.

Shooting Star’s marathon man Jason Arday has finished his 24th marathon, leaving him with only six more to go until he completes his challenge of 30 marathons in 35 days. After starting at 2.30am, Jason finished back at his starting point of Piccadilly Circus six hours and 24 minutes later.

Kim Darton, Shooting Star’s Director of Fundraising and Marketing joined Jason for his latest marathon, cycling the route. ‘I stayed with Jason throughout and we shared life stories through the night,’ Kim said. ‘I am stunned by this splendid man, and found my moments with him tremendously inspiring.’

En route Jason was also joined by two college friends who met him at Teddington to run the last half of the marathon, as well as another friend who joined the group for the last five miles. Jason has already surpassed his fundraising target of £5000 which will be split between Shelter, the housing and homelessness charity and The Shooting Star Children’s Hospice, which provides care, support and advice for children and young people with life-limiting conditions, and their families.

To sponsor Jason, visit www.justgiving.com/jasonjogs30in35
posted by Radio Jackie News Team @ 12:36 pm  

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