JMC’s employee’s son running 1 mile a day for 100 days in living memory of his Grandmother & to support Pancreatic Cancer
JMC’s Head of Operations, Jamie Portt, has a very personal connection to the charity, as his Mother sadly passed from Pancreatic cancer last year. Jamie’s son, TJ, was part of a half marathon challenge with his school, that unfortunately was cancelled due to the current pandemic, so he started running from home, developing a greater interest in fitness – TJ has decided to go extra mile… running 1 mile a day for the next 100 consecutive days in memory of his Nanny for the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. TJ initially aimed to raise £200, but within 3 days of fundraising he’s already achieved an impressive £300 so far – his target now is £1000.
Jamie commented: “Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund holds a special place in my heart. After losing my Mother to the condition it had turned our lives upside down over the past couple of years. I feel I have to personally help raise as much money as possible for the worthy charity. For my son to chose the challenge and the charity himself makes me very proud and I am very grateful for the friends and colleagues who have sponsored him.”
Jamie has consistently expressed his appreciation for the love and care he’s received from Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund and as a thank you he and his son TJ are looking to raise as much money as possible to help the charity continue their amazing work by giving something back.
Jamie added: “TJ and I are touched beyond measure and are brightened by the well wishes, sharing and kind words! Many thanks to all the donors and supporters so far that are making this possible. No amount is too small, every penny counts. It is all for an incredibly worthy cause.”
JMC’s Managing Director, Hollie Prendergast, added: “Fundraising is an integral part of our business and we are delighted to have been involved in supporting many local community events; we are a proud sponsor of Exeter City Football Club and recently sponsored TJ’s football club, St John’s Under 13’s for the 2019/2020 season.”
Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund is the national charity dedicated exclusively to supporting research to improve diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic cancer.
You can sponsor TJ by visiting his page at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/tjportt?fbclid=IwAR2I0V3dqCZ6gZcHuLrMRlL6xgGepkQ7f3AoYIwJoUeC7GLaY5NDZ6f8ol0
For more information about the charity, please visit www.pcrf.org.uk/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIqvPZt9Gu6QIVVe7tCh226gB_EAAYASAAEgIAtfD_BwE