East Kent Freemason Jamie Spencer just never stops challenging himself, all in a good cause of course!
Having raised over £8,000 for charity last year, he now needs just a little more help to push his total through the magic £10,000 barrier.
Jamie was inspired to support the Brabourne ward at Canterbury hospital after his brother-in-law, Ricky Hall, passed away after an eighteen-month battle with AML Leukaemia. Ricky was diagnosed in April 2013, yet despite excellent and dedicated care from the hospital staff, he picked up an infection and passed away with his family at his side on 25th November 2014.
Local Government Officer Jamie from Sittingbourne, who is a member of the Duke of Kent Lodge in Maidstone, has already pushed himself through a number of challenges. These include the Hastings Half Marathon, Climbing Ben Nevis and completing the infamous “Tough Mudder” 11 mile adult course. In addition he arranged a very successful charity ball supported by 150 guests.
Just last week he completed the Lydd Half Marathon in a personal best time of 1:55 and is now preparing for the biggest challenge of all - the Brighton Marathon on April 17th. Jamie said, “I have never run this distance before so this will be a massive challenge for me. However, when the going gets tough, that is nothing compared to the pain that a person goes through when a loved one is lost and this pushes me to continue.”
A local business has sponsored a special running shirt for Jamie to wear during this final challenge. “I have also received individual donations for each mile of the marathon from somebody who has lost a loved one. My vest will carry the names of 26 people who have passed away before their time, including Ricky of course” he added.
If you’d like to help this amazing mason break the barrier and raise even more for the hospital, you can donate through his JustGiving page at:-