Waterbeach triathlete gives his sponsorship money to East Anglia's Children's Hospices
A Waterbeach athlete will be flying the flag of East Anglia's Children's Hospices at the Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland.
Jonathon Clarke is heading to Lausanne to compete in the 35 to 39 age group, and has decided to give his sponsorship money, stumped up by Martin-Redman Partners, Lighthouse Advisory Partners and Rathbones, to EACH.
Jonathon, who qualified to race on the world stage from August 29 to September in Cardiff last year, will wear the EACH logo on his kit, and made a recent visit to the charity's hospice in Milton to hand over a cheque for £1,650, with the figure having since grown to £3,700.
“I feel honoured to compete for Great Britain in my age group and wanted to use this opportunity to help raise awareness for EACH, a charity that has a children’s hospice close to my home,” said Jonathon. “EACH cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex, Norfolk and Suffolk, and supports their families.”
Lottie Driver, EACH Cambridgeshire corporate fundraiser, said: “This is not only a brilliant opportunity for Cambridgeshire businesses, but also fantastic for us at EACH as we rely on voluntary donations for the majority of our income.
"Jonathon’s helping raise awareness of what we do, too, also really important. We want to say a big thank you to him, and the businesses that have put up sponsorship money, and wish Jonathon the very best of luck in Switzerland."
People can still show their support by donating at justgiving.com/fundraising/jonathon-clarke1.