Jack Folkestone Takes On The Marathon Des Sables

24th December 2019

Jack Folkestone Takes On The Marathon Des Sables



In just four months time, Jack Folkestone will be attempting the Marathon des Sables, also known as ‘the toughest footrace on earth’, in order to raise vital funds for Horatio’s Garden.

The Marathon des Sables is an ‘ultra-run’, which consists of running six marathons in six days in one of the harshest environments on the planet, the Sahara desert. Under the relentless April sun, Jack plans to take on the 254km journey which will test both his physical and mental endurance to the max.

Having worked as a volunteer, Jack has seen first-hand some of the psychological challenges facing patients with spinal injuries and intends to complete this unbelievably tough challenge to honour them and to help improve the lives of everyone affected by spinal injury. He has chosen this charity as not only is it close to his heart, but his whole family is involved, and his mother is the patron.

But he needs your help!

By clicking the link at the top of this page, you can donate to Jack’s JustGiving page and help him to reach his incredible fundraising target. Anything you can give will make a huge difference to the lives of thousands of people across the UK.

We are in total awe of Jack and wish him all the very best as he trains to complete this epic adventure!

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