Aaron, Imogen and Oli take on a range of different marathon distances to support our work
We feel a personal connection with everyone who undertakes to help raise funds to support our work at The Jordan Legacy. However, in Aaron’s case, the connection is even more personal, as he is the brother of Danielle’s (Jordan’s sister) partner Matt.
On the 5th August 2023, Aaron took part in a hugely challenging Ultra Marathon, running for more than six hours around a stadium track in Manchester. Along with other runners, the goal was to complete the 400m track as many times as they could. If running for six hours wasn’t enough of a challenge, Aaron will tackled this challenge wearing a pair of combat boots and on his back and carrying a 15kg Bergen (a large, framework military style of rucksack)! By the end of the run, Aaron’s feet were totally blistered and bruised.
On the 14th May, 2023, Imogen, along with a group of friends took part in the Rob Burrows Leeds full marathon to raise £500 to support our work at The Jordan Legacy. Imogen was a recipient of the Local Hero Award in Harrogate in November 2022, along with our very own Steve Phillip. Having listened to Steve share Jordan’s story during his award speech, Imogen decided she wanted to run the marathon to help The Jordan Legacy continue its work in helping to prevent suicides. Imogen won the Covid Local Hero Award for her selfless work in looking after patients during the pandemic.
In December 2022, Oli reached out to Steve and The Jordan Legacy via LinkedIn, having followed Jordan’s story for some time. He’d also watched the BBC Breakfast interview when Steve appeared on the red sofa, along with another father, bereaved to suicide, Mike McCarthy. Oli told Steve about his own struggles with mental health and explained how poor mental health and suicidal thoughts had affected other members of his family.
On Sunday 25th June 2023, Oli ran the Hamburg Half Marathon (13.1 miles) to raise £1000 to support our work at The Jordan Legacy.