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Support Tooting local in his London Marathon fundraising efforts

Jack McLean is taking on the London Marathon this year in aid of Crohn’s and Colitis UK. Help him reach his fundraising goal!

Credit: @jack.mclean.97

Running a marathon is a tough thing to undertake. Yes, there’s the 26.2 miles to schlep around London on the day in April- but it’s the bits before that that really make this an endurance sport. The hours and hours of training, the obsessing over what trainers to wear, the early Saturday nights before the Sunday long runs and then there is the fundraising too.

Many run the London Marathon for a charity. The event raises both awareness and funds for thousands of organisations every year and this year Tooting Bec local resident Jack McLean is doing just that. He is running his first marathon in aid of Crohns & Colitis UK. Here’s what he’s said about his venture:

In knowing friends and family affected by either Crohn’s or Colitis, when offered the opportunity to fundraise for them, I couldn’t turn it down. Before learning of my friends experiences, I had not heard of Crohn’s and Colitis, and it seems it is often met with embarrassment and stigma, causing many to suffer in silence, putting off getting health checks or enduring the health complications associated. I hope to change this, by helping Crohn’s and Colitis UK challenge stigma, raise awareness, and fund them help those affected get the correct support they need.

Credit: @jack.mclean.97

And he’s not just stopping at the marathon in his bid to draw some pennies from your pocket. He is also hosting a raffle which features loads of Tooting and South West London-based companies. Check out this whopping list of prizes:

  • 2x tickets to Comedy at the Tram
  • 4 x yearly membership cards to Top Secret Comedy Night
  • 45 mins Sports Massage at Instant Physio 
  • Meal for two with bottle of wine at The Castle in Tooting
  • Meal for two with bottle of wine at The Trafalgar Arms in Tooting
  • Meal for two at Richard’s Kitchen in Tooting
  • 6x Tooting & Mitcham FC match tickets with Tooting & Mitcham hat and scarf 
  • Digital Darts for 6 at The Alexandra Pub, Clapham Common
  • Round of mini golf for 6 with free hot drink at Putt in the Park, Wandsworth
  • Meal for two at The Perky Nel Clapham South
  • Meal for two at Megan’s
  • 6 x AFC Croydon home match tickets 
  • 1 x Case of Pale Ale Beer from The Kernel Brewery
  • 2 x Beer Passports from Beer Passport UK

Pretty good, huh? To get yourself a ticket and support Jack on his fundraising efforts visit the link below, and keep track of his running journey via his Instagram page here. Good luck Jack- we are rooting for you!

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