Masternaut employee Jonathan ‘Jonty’ Fish will cycle over two hundred miles in two days to raise money for the Martin House Hospice, which gave outstanding care when his three week old son Josiah tragically passed away on the 14th April 2013.
Jonty will depart from Edinburgh, Scotland on Saturday 7th of September and arrive in York, England on Sunday 8th of September.
“To be given this opportunity is amazing, Martin House really was our calm amongst the storm, a complete haven for us when our beautiful baby boy Josiah passed away earlier this year” said Fish.
“The level of care we were given as a family was outstanding. We were provided for in every practical way, loved and cared for, and given all the space we needed. However, it costs almost £5 million a year to run this fantastic service and that’s why I’m raising what money I can to help support this amazing charity”.
Masternaut will be tracking Fish’s progress throughout his journey, using its technology to chart current location, speed and distance travelled.
Martin House Hospice in Boston Spa, Wetherby cares for children and young people with progressive life-limiting illnesses and provides support to their families. The charity helps children and young people from across the Yorkshire region. In 2012 the hospice celebrated its 25th Anniversary and the 10th Anniversary of the opening of its teenage unit Whitby Lodge.
Jonty will be joined by his good friend Tim Granger on the long journey. They will depart from Edinburgh on the Saturday at 9.30am and stop overnight in Newcastle before setting off for York on the Sunday morning.
Jonty’s progress can be followed on the Masternaut website: http://jf.masternaut-charity.com/jf/