Meet the man taking on five ultimate fundraising challenges

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Jordan with Jon Orchard, coach at Fit2Box. Image: Dorset Mind <i>(Image: Dorset Mind)</i>
Jordan with Jon Orchard, coach at Fit2Box. Image: Dorset Mind (Image: Dorset Mind)

A BOURNEMOUTH man will complete five ultimate fundraising challenges for a mental health charity following the death of his friend.

Jordan Bishop, an account executive at Waste Management Facilities in Bournemouth, will undertake the challenges for Dorset Mind.

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Jordan is choosing to raise the money for Dorset Mind after he was introduced to them in 2017 when his friend and boxing coach Johnny Whittam took his own life.

He said: “The support received from everyone at Dorset Mind was special and the relationship then blossomed.

“Dorset Mind became involved in every VCBC show in 2018 and 2019.

“It was a special partnership between all at the Fit2Box gym and Dorset Mind and even presented opportunities for myself and my dad with the charity.”

The five challenges Jordan is undertaking are; the Bournemouth Bay Run half marathon on Sunday, April 2, a 100km hike at the Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge Saturday, May 13 to 14, the Three Peaks Challenge on June 17, a 15,000ft skydive on July 15 and the Iceland Fire and Ice Trek between August 30 and September 3.

Jordan said: “I am very much excited about the upcoming challenges, I am equally nervous, scared, and apprehensive about what is to come.

“I am most looking forward to doing the challenges with a great bunch of people, whilst fundraising for an essential charity in Dorset.”

Dorset Mind is a mental health charity that challenges mental health stigma and inequality while educating people on it.

Linda O’Sullivan, CEO of Dorset Mind, said: “We’re inspired by Jordan’s determination and commitment, our fundraiser efforts help support with vital mental health support delivered by Dorset Mind.”

To find out more, there is further information on Jordan’s JustGiving page.

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