Wave 105’s commercial director, Jon Brooks, has signed up to the Nature’s Way Foods Chichester Triathlon taking place on Sunday July 3 in a bid to fundraise his £100 contribution to the Wave 105 Cash for Kids ‘1,000 faces’ campaign.
The Wave 105 Cash for Kids team has been encouraging listeners across the south to participate in ‘1,000 faces’ where individuals, groups, businesses and schools have pledged to raise an achievable £100 each as part of the campaign with the aim of raising £100,000 by then end of 2016. The money will go towards making a significant difference to children’s charities across the region. To date the campaign has raised over £22,000.
Alongside Jon’s tough triathlon training and busy work schedule he also is undergoing a part-time business degree at the University of Portsmouth, as well as helping to raise his two young children.
Jon Brooks said: “I massively underestimated the training involved to undertake a triathlon; it’s gruelling, especially if you want to take it seriously and I do. Go hard or go home, I think they say. I am determined and committed to my training, and three mornings per week I’m up at 5.30am and off to the gym for a full strength workout, with a bike, run and swim.
“I’m not aiming to beat any records, just avoid finishing last! My main reason for doing this is to support our charity Cash for Kids, so when the pain kicks in (which it does) it’s a good motivator to know I’m helping by doing my bit to support disadvantaged children”.
Mari-Louise White, charity manager at Wave 105 Cash for Kids, said: “We’re fully behind Jon and wish him the best of luck for July. Like Jon, many of our listeners are currently working towards their goal of raising £100 through various activities – it’s fantastic that we can all support each other to accomplish our personal and joint goals.”
You can sponsor Jon on his mission via: https://wave1000faces.everydayhero.com/uk/jon-brooks-does-triathlon-1
For information on Wave 105’s Cash for Kids please visit: www.wave105.com/cashforkids