A fantastic runner set to take on London marathon, barefoot!
Jonathan Barrow from Ripon has said he will run the London marathon barefoot, in fancy dress and with his hands tied together if he can get a sponsor for £7000.
The reason behind this is Jonathan would like to donate the money to a charity called Starlight Childrens Foundation, a charity that grants the wishes of seriously and terminally ill children. The charity will then use the money to provide entertainment in hospitals and hospices across the UK and send 8 year old Jack Rookes and his family to take a trip to Disneyworld, Florida.
Jack was diagnose with cystic fibrosis when he was a toddler. Cystic Fibrosis is a life shortening illness that severely effects the major organs of the body particularly the lungs.
Mr Barrow says his feet are already sore as he has been training and competing races in the run up to the London marathon.
Mr Barrow, 36, said he would run barefoot if his sponsorship topped £3,000, barefoot and in fancy dress for more than £5,000 and barefoot and in fancy dress with his arms tied together for in excess of £7,000.
He said: “The work Starlight does to bring smiles and happy memories to seriously and terminally ill children is wonderful and I am really thrilled to be supporting it.
“I feel compelled to do what I can to help Jack achieve his dream and bring some sunshine into what has been a difficult start to life.”
Although PartyWorld UK are not directly linked to this amazing story we would love to bring more awareness to this to help Mr Barrow raise as much sponsorship as possible.
Please click on the Virgin money link and donate whatever you can to help this worthwhile cause.
uk.virginmoneygiving.com/JonnyBarrow or call Starlight on 0207-262-2881.