Whats the challenge?
Jack, our marketing and community engagement intern will be doing the AJ Bell sprint triathlon on the 6th August at the ExCel Centre in London in support of Spectrum Days. The AJ Bell triathlon is the largest in the world with attracting over 13,000 participants from beginners to Olympic champions and 30,000 spectators every year. The place has been funded and given to the charity by Lloyds TSB #BeatTheBoss Challenge as part of their work with charities across the country. The sprint triathlon involves three sports: a 750m swim in the Victoria Docks, 20k cycle and 5k sprint around central London.
It will be Jack's first triathlon having only played sport casually and last swam 4-5 years ago. The challenge is particularly increased with the inexperience he has along with the magnitude of the event as it is largest triathlon in the world with Olympians competing.
Whats is it going towards?
The money raised will be going towards an Graduate Acheeva which is desperately needed. The Acheeva is an adjustable, multi-positional learning station that enables people to lie straight, work and play in a supported, balanced posture. It provides full support in supine, prone or side lying to protect body shape and respiratory function of members who use wheelchairs.
If you would like to donate, which would be greatly appreciated by all those linked to Spectrum Days, then the JustGiving page is: https://www.justgiving.com/Jack-Allen9 or text 'STSB68' with the amount of your choice ( i.e.£3) to 70070.
If you would like to find out more about the AJ Bell triathlon which is the largest in the world with attracting over 13,000 participants from beginners to Olympic champions and 30,000 spectators every year then follow this link: http://thelondontriathlon.com/