Friday, 21 December 2007

Decision

After a great deal of debate and soul searching it has finally been decided upon which charity to dedicate my Channel Swim effort towards. The newly formed charity J-A-C-K will hopefully benefit from any funds I can raise, the facility to donate online will appear in the first few weeks of the new year. I hope people will agree this is a very worthy cause.
This is a decision Kelly and I have made entirely on our own, we had a couple of responses to our plea for a suitable cause but none exactly fitted what we were looking for. Once we became aware of this research/trial/support programme being established by Yvonne and Richard Brown (Jack Browns parents) we looked a little deeper.. it was then that I felt the almost overwhelming need to assist.
At this stage only the mission statement is displayed on the J-A-C-K web page, though more information will follow very soon, thank you to Yvonne Brown for taking time to speak to me at this very difficult time, our thoughts and prayers are with Jack and the many other children suffering at what should be a joyous time of year.

5 comments:

PG said...

Dear Mark,
Words cannot express the sheer delight that I felt when I got your call to confirm your decision that you made together with Kel.I think this could not be a better way at this particular time of the year to start to raise funds for such a worthy cause ... I am so thankful too.Have a great Christmas with your loved ones ..
Warmest regards
Loraine

Mark said...

Thankyou Loraine
I just tried to call but as usual you are busy !! I am really pleased you feel this way, and yes we agree it is an ideal way to begin the new year. We will see you soon when you visit, and no doubt you and the twin.. will be worse for wear...I on the other hand couldnt possibly subject my body to such alcohol induced pain!! Have a great Christmas
Mark

Anonymous said...

I am pleased and proud to be part of this great journey; also to have reached a decision with regard to the charity. I hope we can raise the funds to help make a difference and fulfill your 2008 dream. Here's to a great Christmas and more importantly, a fantastic New Year. Looking forward to the chilly days in Seaton ahead!

Just keep swimming! KGB....x

Anonymous said...

I am pleased and proud to be part of this great journey; also to have reached a decision with regard to the charity. I hope we can raise the funds to help make a difference and fulfill your 2008 dream. Here's to a great Christmas and more importantly, a fantastic New Year. Looking forward to the chilly days in Seaton ahead!

Just keep swimming! KGB....x

Anonymous said...

I am pleased and proud to be part of this great journey; also to have reached a decision with regard to the charity. I hope we can raise the funds to help make a difference and fulfill your 2008 dream. Here's to a great Christmas and more importantly, a fantastic New Year. Looking forward to the chilly days in Seaton ahead!

Just keep swimming! KGB....x