Ebbsfleet United physiotherapist Jamie Crosswell is embarking on a summer of extreme physical challenges for charity and is asking Fleet fans to help him raise as much money as possible for his chosen cause.
Jamie, a six-year veteran of marathons, has set himself a new challenge this year that includes a Half Ironman triathlon in June and a Full Ironman distance triathlon (the renowned ‘Outlaw’ event) in July. This is a 2.5-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and a full marathon to finish (26.2 miles). It will take him approximately 13-15 hours to complete. In order to reach the level of fitness required, Jamie is first undertaking half marathons, a marathon, olympic distance triathlons (including the London Triathlon), a few 100-mile cycle sportives plus the Half Ironman on his route to the big one, the Outlaw in July.
Jamie is raising money for SmileTrain and told FleetOnline, “I was born with a cleft lip and palate and SmileTrain are an international charity who help support children who otherwise would not get the simple surgery needed to repair the condition. Just £30 can provide an overnight hospital stay for a child and £150 can provide surgery for one child – however, in many countries these children do not have access to this surgery and without this can have problems breathing and eating and drinking. I also felt I had to challenge myself to more than just a marathon as I have done quite a few now. So I really need everyone’s support to raise as much money as possible for SmileTrain.”
There will be a collection at today’s match v Whitehawk for Jamie so please, Fleet fans, give generously if you can. Alternatively, you can donate online at Jamie’s fundraising page by clicking the button below.
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