Joining Jack For The Wigan 10K 2013
For 2013 our nominated charity was Joining Jack, based in Wigan their aim is to raise funds to research Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD).
How We Joined Jack:
Access Point submitted a team of 23 runners into the inaugural Wigan 10K last September....
Adam Handford, Ali Perez, Carole Knight, Caron Heron, Claire Kamel, Dale Newman, David Robertshaw, Gareth Morgan, Gemma Bishop, Jacquie Sim, James Wilcoxson, James Robertshaw, Jeanette Morgan, Jennie Keen, Joanne Saltmarshe, Kasha Nieciecka, Kate Crummey, Lesley Sherrington, Lisa Gornell, Michelle Griffiths, Robert Hamlett, Sally Rooney and Samantha Ryder.
We had a group fundraising target of £2500, but expected to smash it! Access Point donated the entrance fee for each runner and provided personalised Joining Jack branded t-shirts or vests for the runners to wear on the day.
There was a real mix in age and ability and expected finishing times ranged from 45 minutes to 2 hours. The times really didn’t matter, it’s all about Jack and what we can do to raise much needed funds to aid the research that will hopefully find the cause to the awful and so far incurable condition that is DMD.
On a sunny morning in Wigan our fantastic team all completed the inaugural 10K race, with our fastest competitor crossing the line in just over 49 minutes.
It was a great team effort with all our runners being there for each other, offering support and encouragement and cheering everyone on.
Once all the funds came in we are really pleased to confirm that the team raised an incredible £3569.25 (including gift aid).
We couldn't be prouder of our tremendous team and the brilliant job they've done to raise awareness and funds for a fantastic cause. Well done Team AP!!
To learn more about the incredible Joining Jack charity and the work they are doing to help find a cure for DMD please visit www.joiningjack.org