Doncaster man to walk 30 half marathons in 30 days in lockdown charity push

A Doncaster fundraiser is pledging to walk 30 half marathons in 30 days during lockdown in honour of his friend’s son.

Wednesday, 6th January 2021, 1:25 pm

Joey James, 29, from Wheatley, will walk nearly 400 miles for the UK Sepsis Trust in support of his friend’s son Teddy who lost his life to the illness aged just four months old in 2016.

He hopes to raise hundreds of pounds, pledging to walk 13 miles each day throughout the first 30 days of lockdown.

He said: “When Boris Johnson announced a six week lockdown, I thought, how can I use this time productively?

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Joey (left) is walking 30 half marathons in 30 days to support his friend Rob Sneddon, who lost his son Teddy to sepsis in 2016.

"I do love a challenge so I thought why not combine that with raising money for a charity very close to my mate’s heart?”

He undertook his first walk yesterday and will be finishing on February 3, updating people via Snapchat and Facebook.

He plans to complete the last walk in fancy dress in support of Teddy’s dad Rob Sneddon.

You can donate to the appeal HERE