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Fundraiser and record-breaker

A Felpham man is hoping to box jump the height of Mount Everest for charity.


Jamie Alderton, 34, is hoping to complete the 24 hour challenge at 6pm on November 29 at Arun Leisure Centre.


The transformation coach aims to raise £20,000 for Chestnut Tree House, as well as break a Guinness World Record.


“Every time I visit Chestnut Tree House, I’m blown away by the place,” said Jamie. “My wife and I have two children of our own, and I know how important it is to make the most of every moment.


“But for families of children with life-shortening conditions, this is even more important.


“By supporting Chestnut Tree House, I know that I’m doing something to help these children and families, and that makes all the training and the challenge itself worthwhile.”


“Lots of people have asked me how I’m going to do this and whether it will hurt. Of course it will, but it’s only 24 hours and then it’s over, and I’m doing it in the knowledge that the money raised will be making a real difference to local children and families who don’t know how long they will have together.


“Box jumping for 24 hours is no easy feat and the training has been tough, but I’m doing it for an important cause.”


Jamie is no stranger to endurance challenges, having run backwards for 24 hours in 2017 to raise money for the charity.


He first visited Chestnut Tree House, near Arundel, in 2017. He was planning on taking on an unusual challenge later that year and wanted to find a local children’s charity to support.


Blown away by what he saw, he completed his 24-hour backwards run, raising £18,000 (before Gift Aid).


In recognition of this he received the outstanding individual fundraiser award at the Chestnut Tree House Business Awards earlier this year (pictured).

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