A CHARITY champion has thanked kind-hearted business owners who donated hundreds of pounds to help send terminally ill children on a dream holiday.
Over the past eight years John Jennings from Upton has run thousands of miles on treadmills in supermarkets, competed in marathons and fell runs, and even raced a horse to raise £50,000 for children’s charity Miles of Smiles.
Now the father-of-three, who was heralded as Chronicle-backed charity’s biggest ever fundraiser at a gala dinner earlier this year, has thanked Chester business owners for donating money to help change the lives of ill and disadvantaged youngsters.
This September, businesses across the city donated almost £3,000 toward sending children and their families on a dream trip to Disneyland Paris, after they sponsored the former boxer as he attempted to complete the Three Peaks Challenge in less than 24 hours.
Speaking after he completed the challenge in just 21 hours and 25 minutes with his two teammates, John thanked the business owners for their ‘overwhelming generosity’, and said: “Between them, just 10 of the businesses that sponsored me raised more than £2,000, which is just amazing.
“Between them they have changed the life of a family and child.”