Jack Fleckney thrives off a challenge, however he is training to face his hardest test yet. He aims to break a World Record, completing the most chin-ups in 24 hours, all in aid of Northampton Saints Foundation.
The event, set for 12-13 June, 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.
“I want to use all my life experiences and physical ability to help people less fortunate than myself. Putting myself in vulnerable positions, in high-risk, physically demanding environments.”Jack Fleckney
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.
SPONSOR AN HOUR
Jack is looking for companies to motivate and support him by getting involved in this challenge and sponsoring one of his 24 hours.
- £5k – the last hour of the challenge
- £2k – any other hour
- £1k – share an hour with one other company
- £500 – share an hour with four other companies
For your support and generosity, during the hour:
- Your company will get a shoutout via Foundation and Jack’s social media platforms
- Your logo/promo video will be displayed at the live event
- Your logo will be included on Jack’s challenge website as a supporter
- You have the opportunity to visit the live event and support Jack in person
- A 30-minute presentation based on mindset and taking on challenges
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.
During the week of Monday 7th June we are looking for schools to complete in a star jump challenge during P.E lessons to help Jack reach his fundraising target of £100k.
Each student is tasked with completing 25 star jumps and we ask for each child to pay a voluntary contribution of £1 to take part. Schools will be asked to collect the voluntary donations and add the total to Jack’s Virgin Money Giving Page.
If you are a school who would like to get involved, please email Gemma Shields to register. All schools that sign up to support Jack will be sent a motivational video from Jack, and all schools that donate £50 and above will be entered into a draw for a free training session with Jack.