Jenson’s Journey Charity only became a real Charity in March 2015 but we have had some amazing people doing amazing things, to raise money for Children with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.
The aim of setting up Jenson’s Journey is to raise awareness of DMD but more importantly to raise much needed funds to inject into research.
Runs, walks, rides, eating cakes, gigs to name but a few things have already taken place and this page is dedicated to all of our family, friends and colleagues, who have and continue to raise these funds.
It all started back in March 2014, we were still very confused and in disbelief that Jenson had this condition but it was quite clear that I (Garry – Jenson’s Dad) and his mum (Chantal), were not going to sit down and give up. We were determined to fight, to show Jenson that we will do all we can, to improve his life and other children like him.
It was also quite clear that my family, friends and colleagues were also going to fight with us.
And so the Journey began, March 2014 was the start of the fund raising…
March 2014 – Minchinhampton 10k Run – Brian Lewis, Danielle Winters, Paul Symington, Kieren Marchant-White, Martin Cleaver, Mark Buckley, Christa Morris, Nik Wade and dad – Garry Whitehouse. (for Action Duchenne)
March 14 – Churchdown Charity 3k Walk
March 2014 – Bath half marathon – Mindy Pickering
April 2014 – Reading half marathon – Nagio & Ian Trueman (for Action Duchenne)
April 2014 – London Marathon – Nagio Trueman and Carol Speake (for Action Duchenne)
April 2014 – Mary Anne starts to produce Jenson’s Jam
April 2014 – C & G Staff reunion Quiz – Sharon Penfold)
April 2014 – Lloyds Banking Group Casual Clothes Day (Claire Owen Pocket)
May 2014 – Carrant Brook Junior School – Dress in Blue and Cake Sale
May 2014 – Gloucester Children’s Triathlon – Rowan Sheard
June 2014 – Donation made by Ripples Charity Shop
June 2014 – Golf Day – Andy Hammond
June 2014 – Cake Sale at Dene Magana School – Summer Jones and Will Cook
July 2014 – 3 Peaks Challenge – Neil Jones, Andy Selwyn, Paul Cook, Simon King, Gerard Philips, Gary Pearce (Action Duchenne)#
July 2014 – Painswick Golf Club Race Night and Auction – Debbie Burke, Harry Burke and Verity Carpenter
July 2014 – Flower Donations from Ubico – Mark Wiltshire
August 2014 – Ice bucket Challenges
August 2014 – Mitcheldean Community Centre Committee Donation of raised funds (for Action Duchenne)
September 2014 – Cheltenham Half Marathon – Leanne, David & Russ Barnes (for Action Duchenne) & Jason Hobbs for Jenson’s Journey
September 2014 – New kit unveiled for Churchdown Panthers, donning Jenson’s Journey logo. – David Biddlecombe
September 2014 – Newent Triathlon – Penny Ferguson, Jane Hadlington and Faye inskip
September 2014 – Robin Hood half marathon Nottingham – Donna Louise Collins
September 2014 – Windsor half marathon – Hannah Smith, Dawn Jones and Sarah Brewer
September 2014 – Cheltenham Triathlon – Danielle Winters, Paul Routledge, Kieren Marchant-White, Trevor Craze, Paul Symington, Christa Morris and John Hunt
September 2014 – Stroud Conservative Club Donation
October 2014 – Jamin it up for Jenson – Paul Cook and Neil Jones
November 2014 – Variety Show, Mitcheldean – Grandad Whitehouse (for Action Duchenne)
Dec 14 – Churchdown Village Junior School Carol Concert – Mr Bacon
Dec 14 – Churchdown Methodist Church, Churchdown Flute Group and the Dancey Wind Quintet – funds raised at an Xmas Concert
Dec 14 – Churchdown Scouts – Christmas Carol Concert
March 2015 – Mitcheldean Golf Society Golf Day – Nigel Whitehouse (Jenson’s Uncle)
March 2015 – Green Gourment Charity Day – Nigel Whitehouse (Jenson’s Uncle)
April 2015 – Jenson’s Fest – Tommy and the Fuse – Sam Maund (for Jenson)
May 2015 – Jenson’s Big Gig – Rag n Bone Men – Paul Symington
July 2015 – Dyno Day by Lichfield imports – Steve Baker
July 2015 – Tommy Lewis donates his fee after playing at Churchdown Village Infant School.
July 2015 – Choir Festival – Churchdown Village Infant and Junior Schools, The Military Wives Choir and solo performance from Innsworth Juniors – Mrs Guest
August 2015 – Skittles League donation – Adam Whitmore
Nov 2015 – Becky Turbyfield of Silver Creations who chose Jenson’s Journey to donate sale proceeds of her fantastic Silver Creations.