Sunday, 9 November 2014

Jo's one million metres for Macmillian

I had a touching e-mail from our fellow team mate Jo last week about the million metre challenge she has nearly completed but needs a little bit more support and encouragement to reach the final stages.

She is raising money and awareness for Macmillian Cancer in memory of her mum who died last year and for her dad who is doing well but has battled a number of different cancers too. I know how important it is to support any cancer charity after losing my dad to Non-Hodgkins Lymphoma in January this year.

Jo started the million on 5/5/14 (her parent's wedding anniversary) and will finish it this month. She is currently on around 920,000 metres.

She is going to row a half marathon outside on a bandstand in the middle of Ilkey town in West Yorkshire on 29/11/14 & a full marathon on 21/12/14 (the first anniversary of her Mum's death). If you are in the area I am sure Jo would absolutely love your support!

Jo explained that is has captured people's imagination in the press & Twitter, and has already passed her original £4219.50 target . She has raised £6500 so far which is very impressive!

If you would like to post some words of encouragement pop some words on the team blog.
You can donate money to Jo's Justgiving page here:

Good luck Jo. Your mum would have been very proud of you!


  1. You are so brave Jo! Wishing you all the best!

  2. Congratulations on your achievement, Jo - I did the same for a Pancreatic Cancer charity after my mother was diagnosed. It's a hard slog, but you're finishing on as high a note as is possible with a full marathon distance!

    As Rainer says - all the best.