Two Sudbury men are undertaking the challenge of their lives to raise money in association with this year’s LeeStock Music Festival.
On 6th May, at 12 p.m. Ash Watts and John Hamblin, both 27, will be running a full 26.2 mile marathon course through Sudbury and some surrounding villages with donations and sponsorship going to The Willow Foundation, via the popular LeeStock event.
LeeStock is now in it’s fifth year and raises money for The Willow Foundation in memory of Sudbury lad Lee Dunford, who died in 2006 after a brave fight against Hodgkins Lymphoma. Both Ash and John have been big supporters of the LeeStock festival and the associated events over the last few years.
Ash has already raised over £2,000.00 during this time, firstly through tattooing himself with Jedward (their grinning faces forever on his bottom!) and last year eating a selection of live insects on stage at the festival!
This will be by far the biggest challenge yet as neither Ash nor John are ‘regular athletes’ and this will be the first such event either has ever attempted. They have both been training since before Christmas, running and cycling primarily, and have enjoyed support from local business Mwah, Sudbury Pysiotherapy Centre and Art Plastering.
Text ‘RFLS84’ with the amount you would like to donate to 70070
Both men are now keen to attract as much sponsorship and support as they can and donations can be made online www.justgiving.com/run4LeeStock or via text message – just text RFLS84 with the amount you would like to donate to 70070. Sponsorship forms are also held at the Mwah gym, Sudbury Physiotherapy Centre plus the North Street Tavern and The White Horse, both on North Street, Sudbury.
How to use the Just Giving text message service
Once someone sees your code all they have to do is text your code along with your donation amount to 70070. This donation amount will then be charged to their phone bill as usual (or deducted from their pay as you go credit).
(example: Type in RFLS84 then add £10 to the end of the 6 didgit code. To actually make the donation send the text messageRFLS84£10 to the number 70070)
The minimum amount per donation is £1.
The maximum amount per donation is £10.
Donations can only be in the amount of £1, £2, £3, £4, £5, and £10.
An individual can give a maximum of £30 per day (e.g. three text donations of £10 each).
If you’d like to claim Gift Aid on the donation just follow the instructions in the reply text received back from Just Giving.
This year’s LeeStock Music Festival is on Sunday 3rd June at AFC Sudbury’s MEL Group stadium, alongside the Live & Kicking Music Festival, which takes place the next day on bank holiday Monday. Tickets are already selling well and can be bought online at www.leestock.org, at the White Horse in North Street and from Sudbury’s Tourist Information Office down Gaol lane.
For more information on the Live & Kicking Music Festival visit www.afcsudbury.com Weekend tickets securing entry to both events are available for £25.00.