Marathon Effort Complete and over £3000 Raised!

An amazing team of 22 supporters completed an epic ‘Marathon Effort’ to raise funds for the John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation (JTYAF).  



Joe Barnett, JTYAF Trustee, organised the walk which started at Sandbanks and finished 26 miles along the coast path, in Lymington.  Although they headed off in glorious sunshine they battled wind and torrential rain at times, many picking up injuries along the way. They all accomplished what they had set out to do, showing great courage, determination and plenty of cheerfulness in adversity reflecting the true spirit of the charity.   

Pete Thornton, Charity Chairman, commented, “We can’t thank Joe and his team enough for taking part in this fantastic event. Thanks, must also go to all the friends and family who have supported them so generously. The total raised is over £3000 which will make a huge difference to the opportunities that we can make available to local young people in the year ahead.” 

If you would like to support Joe and his team in their ‘Marathon Effort’ it’s not too late.  Visit their online fundraising page.