This month we will be honouring Jason Tilley as our fundraiser of the month!
Jason got in contact with us because he had decided to run the Colchester Half Marathon, both our and his local half marathon on the 13 March!
Being relatively new to running was not a problem. Jason had been toying with the idea of running the Colchester Half Marathon and entered, using the opportunity to raise money for MS-UK a worthy local charity. This seemed like the perfect opportunity to fundraise for an MS charity due to the fact that one of Jason’s close friends was diagnosed with the condition recently and this was a great way to show support.
Jason started his training for the half with 17 miles in the first week and had covered over 150 in training before the start of the event and has even continued to run a little bit more in the week following. Finally running the event in slightly under 2 hours!
After receiving one of our fundraising welcome packs Jason was off with his fundraising like a shot out of a starting pistol! Setting up a JustGiving page right off the bat which saw updates on his running progress throughout his training. Jason also set himself a challenge of receiving £50 per mile of the half marathon in fundraising, but smashed through this target within a month of the Half Marathon and set a new target of £100 per mile! Very close to achieving the target, he is only around £100 off!
Jason had loads of help from friends, family, work colleagues, suppliers and clients with Facebook and LinkedIn posts being a huge help towards his target. His company also helped out in sending out a press release on their website to tell of his fundraising efforts!
We are extremely grateful for all the effort Jason has put in to fundraising for MS-UK and for training and running the Colchester Half Marathon! We’ve loved hearing about Jason and his fundraising efforts and think the title of Fundraiser of the Month is very well deserved!