The John Thornton Young Achievers Foundation and My Time Young Carers have both received funding of £1,108 following a 15-mile Coastal Tab organised by Kieron Franklin of JK House Training Centre.
The event followed a route which took in some stunning scenery on the Purbecks with the final stretch taking participants to the Royal Marines Commando Memorial, at Emmetts Hill, where poppies were laid in memory of John Thornton.
Kieron Franklin JK House Training Centre said: “It is an honour and a pleasure to work with the JTYAF, a charity that goes above and beyond to help its community. It’s also an honour to hold an event of this size in memory of such an outstanding young man. Brothers in arms, courage, determination and cheerfulness in the face of adversity – all the things a Royal Marine lives by and all the things that the Coastal Tab enhances.”
The funds raised will make a huge difference to the two charities. The JTYAF has recently sent out awards to 10 students at Ferndown Upper School which this funding has made possible.
Pete Thornton said: “We can’t thank Kieron and his team at JK House Training Centre enough. At such an uncertain and challenging time for young people our JTYAF Awards are more important than ever, recognising achievement, encouraging success, and inspiring young people to ‘Climb as high as they can dream’.
If you would like to get involved in this great challenge next year the date for your diary is Saturday 11 June. Check out the JK House Training Centre website for details about their charity challenges.
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