Our supporters take on all manner of crazy challenges to raise funds for John’s Foundation and Paul Hartley is no exception. He recently completed a Half Iron Man, a huge physical challenge, which was obviously recognised by his friends and family as he raised an incredible £1392 in sponsorship!
We can’t thank Paul enough and were touched to hear his reasons for choosing the JTYAF as his recipient charity.
“I first came across the JTYAF when they offered my son a grant for an electric trike, which has allowed him the same independence that other children his age have. When I realised that the JTYAF ensure every penny goes to worthy causes and is run by volunteers, I wanted to give back. Before I started preparing nine months ago, the last race I participated in was sports day 35 years ago and I had never run more than 3 miles let alone an endurance triathlon! It quickly became apparent that I had bitten off more than I could chew and there was no guarantee that I would be able to make it. The half Iron Man is the toughest thing I have ever done and knowing that there was over £1,000 riding on it helped get me through and made completing it all the more satisfying. I hope I have made John proud!”