Jordan’s marathon mission

16 year old Jordan Lambert from Skellow, who completed a nine hour treadmill marathon outside Primark to raise money for a mission to Kenya Camps International. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
16 year old Jordan Lambert from Skellow, who completed a nine hour treadmill marathon outside Primark to raise money for a mission to Kenya Camps International. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
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A TEENAGER has put his best foot forward in a nine-hour treadmill marathon for charity.

Jordan Lambert, 16, from Skellow set off on the treadmill which had been set up outside Primark at 8am and continued to walk on it until 5pm in a bid to raise money for a charity trip to Africa.

Jordan and two friends from Outwood Academy are currently fundraising to pay for the trip through Kenya Camps International, which gives young people the opportunity to work in rural communities on life improving projects as well as learn practical skills and see more remote parts of the world.

He must raise almost £4,000 to be allowed to go on the project next year.

Proud mum Kerry Caulton took the day off from working on the nearby market to support her son and take money for the trip in a bucket collection.

She said: “He originally wanted to walk to London to raise money, but we came up with this idea instead.

“We are grateful to the people who have helped with this such as the council who have provided a gazebo.

“I’m very proud of him for doing this.”

Jordan has been sponsored to do the treadmill trek and has been printing out leaflets to hand around Skellow offering his services on other fundraising projects.