Approved are excited to announce our sponsorship of Jack Fleckney as he takes on a World Record Challenge of 5,500 chin-ups in 24 hours.
Jack has set a target of £100,000, which will provide additional classroom space for our mutual chosen charity the Northampton Saints Foundation. The space will allow the foundation to further accommodate and support more vulnerable young people from across Northamptonshire and Milton Keynes.
The event will take place on the 12th - 13th June at the home of Northampton Saints, Franklin Gardens. Approved will sponsoring the final hours of the event where will be hoping to celebrate Jacks successful world record challenge.
Jack commented, “I have been lucky that my journey to this point has given me so much experience. From learning/speech difficulties at school, my life has largely been built around challenge. Facing them with everything I have got. I now wish to use this to help people less fortunate than myself. Putting myself in vulnerable positions, high risk, physically
Mark Kozo, Marketing Director of Approved Business Finance, said "We're excited to be a part of this fantastic event, which will raise funds for our mutual chosen charity - the Northampton Saints Foundation. When we heard about what Jack was doing, we jumped at the chance to support him. His dedication and mental toughness was clear from the moment we met him, but also his commitment to supporting the foundation."
The event will see Jack put months of training to work as he aims to complete 5,500 chin-ups in 24 hours. Not only will this be a physical challenge for his arms, shoulders, and core muscles – it will take a massive mental effort for him to sustain his efforts through the night.
Jack has set himself a massive target of raising £100,000 to provide increased classroom space at Franklin’s Gardens, enabling the Foundation to accommodate and support more vulnerable young people from across Northamptonshire on our Engage programme.
The Engage programme which works with students aged between 10-16 who are struggling in, or are excluded from, mainstream education. It is an advanced inclusion programme offering on-site learning, and on and off-site activities to improve health, welfare, wellbeing and relationship building.
Jack has been spending the last six months preparing for the event with strength and cardio sessions to prepare him, and has recently launched his own Foundation and coffee blend with The Roastery. Some of you may recognise Jack from his exercise videos which were part of our virtual education programmes during lockdown.
“I have been lucky that my journey to this point has given me so much experience,” he said. “From facing learning and speech difficulties at school, my life has largely been built around challenge, facing them with everything I have got.
How can you support Jack?
Jack would love your support in helping him get to his £100,000 target. You can donate directly to Jack's Virgin Money Giving Page.
JOIN JACK FOR 15 MINUTES
For a donation of £50 (which goes straight to the Northampton Saints Foundation) you can join Jack for a 15-minute slot of your choice, or £100 to join him for a 15-minute block during the final hour of the event! BOOK HERE.
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