A Waterbeach athlete who will be flying the flag for Great Britain at the Triathlon World Championships in Switzerland later this year is asking businesses to bid for a place on his kit, with the money to go to East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH).
Waterbeach world championship athlete auctions kit space to raise money for EACH
Jonathon Clarke is 35 and will be competing in the 35-39 age category. He entered the world of triathlon just two years ago, qualifying to compete at the world championships in Cardiff last year.
Jonathon said: “Being fortunate enough to compete for Great Britain in my age group, I wanted to offer my kit sponsorship logo spaces to help raise awareness for EACH, a charity that has a hospice local to me in Milton. Hopefully, through this great opportunity, we can raise enough money to pay for a day of care and support from EACH in Cambridgeshire - £5,600.”
Emily Rose, EACH Cambridgeshire Corporate Fundraising Assistant, said: “What a fantastic opportunity this is for Cambridgeshire businesses. We feel privileged Jonathon’s giving up valuable sponsorship money to help our work caring for children and young people with life-threatening conditions, and supporting their families, and wish him all the very best in Lausanne.”
The Triathlon World Championships take place between 29 August and 1 September in Lausanne, a city on Lake Geneva that is home to the International Olympic Committee, and Jonathon will be wearing his kit throughout the competition.
Companies that would like to bid for a spot on the kit should email Jonathon before Tuesday, 30 April.
East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) aims to maximise the quality of life for children and young people with a life-limiting or life-threatening condition, and to support their families.