After over 12 months of intensive training July 20th will see summ.it partner, Andrew Jackson compete in Ironman UK for the first time.
Ironman is an ultra-distance triathlon consisting of a 2.4 mile swim, followed by a 112 mile bike ride, followed by a full marathon (26.2 mile run) in that order and without a break and a maximum of 17 hours allowable to complete. The Ironman event takes place annually in around 40 countries across the world and the English location is Andrew’s home town of Bolton.
Whilst Andrew is undertaking this as a personal challenge and not specifically as a charity fundraiser he has been asked by many about sponsorship and it seemed to be a good opportunity to do some good and raise some much needed cash for a local charity that summ.it have chosen to represent – Wipe Your Tears.
The Wipe Your Tears children’s charity was started in 2004 and is based in the North West. The charity is committed to raising funds for end of life wishes to brighten the lives of terminally ill children, offer support to young children who have to endure unpleasant treatment or long stays in hospital and help young children who suffer abuse whereby there is no other outlet at present for them to approach.
Andrew has raised over £1,000 from summ.it clients, staff and friends and there is still time to donate via the link below :-
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