Jo Akehurst

Disaster relief and recovery

NYC Half Marathon to help those impacted by the fires back home!

I’m fundraising by running the New York Half Marathon, to ensure the Red Cross has enough so they can be there for people following the Australian bushfires!

Helping people who have been affected by the fires is really important to me and I’d love your support. My family were some of the lucky ones that the fires just missed. Some of the people in our communities were not as lucky. Please help me by donating to my fundraising page.

Dealing with an emergency can be stressful and exhausting and recovering from a disaster is a complex process that may take months, even years to overcome. Red Cross supports people through their recovery by being there to provide practical and emotional support and information.

I'm intending to raise $10,000 which is a huge amount of money, that can make a real difference. Please dig deep where you can and thanks for your generoisity, it's helping people who need it. 

Thanks!

Thank you to my Sponsors

$2k

Rachel And John Akehurst

Well done darling - such a great cause.

$1,000

Russ And Debora Fletcher

To honor and assist the brave firefighters in Australia!

$500

Lisa And Malcolm Doig

In memory of your grandad and to all those people devastated by the fire. Go for it Jo!

$500

Cheryl Stewart

Thank you for supporting such a great cause, all the best.

$200

Richard & Marjanne Van Lent

Great cause Jo, you are a star xx

$200

Daphen Dunster

I was sent your details by the Churchill Trust (S.W.Branch) advising of your grandfathers death. I was a Churchill Fellow in the same year as him and also have family in OZ - so I am happy to help with your fund raising for the bush fires disaster. I lovein Guernsey Channel Islands. Good Luck with your goal.

$200

Gordon & Jane Cairns

Good luck Jo and all the best with the marathon. Gordon and Jane Cairns

$100

Izzy Payne

Go girl! Such a good cause xx

$100

Karenza & Mike

Good luck Jo - great cause! lots of love xxx

$100

Edwin Anstead

$100

Rosie Burke

This is so great!! Go girl xx

$100

Jennie Stanley

In memory my brother in law David as well as an amazing way to help those devastated by fire. We will all be thinking of you in the UK.

$60

Mary Cordis

Fantastic initiative and you’ll be running for your Grandad too. I’ll be routing for you from Europe. Xoxo

$52.20

Rhod Sharp, Bbc Radio 5 Live

For what you are doing, and for the people who have gone through such a lot! And, in memory of your grandad David, an inspiring reporter and truly one of a kind.

$52.20

Danielle Akehurst

Go for it sister! I am so proud of you for doing this! We love you! Dan and Rem X

$52.20

Ben Prelec

Well done Jolene! You’ll smash it!

$52.20

Sydney Appel

Proud of you! XXX❤️

$50

Loz & Tom Rees

Run Mousy run!!!! You go girl! Will be there to cheer you on! Xxx

$50

David Pulvertaft

Remembering happy times with David over many years. Good luck with the marathon. David and Mary Rose.

$50

Devika Tampi

Way to go Jo! So impressed you’re still running it! Looking forward to a celebratory finish line :)

$50

Tom & Charlotte Sproats

Good stuff Jo! Tom, Charlotte, Noah and Lola will be cheering you on.

$40

Bill Trythall

In memory of my cousin, David Smeeton and for the incredibly worthwhile cause for which you are running. Best of luck on the day !

$40

Adriana Spartalis

Go GURL! Proud of you and everything you’re doing!!!!!! Xx

$40

Ann And Chris Mason

In memory of David Smeeton who will always be in our hearts. Go for it Jo. Love from Ann and Chris Mason

$26.10

Lavinia Pearce

Good luck Jo, lots of happy memories of your Grandad!!

$20.88

Bob Finch

Nothing but good memories of David. Good luck Jo

$20

Luca Akehurst

$20

Raquel + Alan

$20

Madeleine Skillen

$20

Bill Nicholson/churchill Fellow 1995

Hi Jo A very worthwhile fund raising project and I wish you God speed. I knew David as a Fellow from 1968 and a great man he was.

$20

Madeleine Farr

Good luck Jo 💕 will be tracking your runs on Strava. Xx

$20

Xavier Eales

Go get em!!

$20

Amy Farr-jones

Good luck my dear! Awesome cause :)

$20

Madeleine Skillen

Literally paying you to run so I don't have to :)

$20

Fran Patey

Well done Jo Jo, such a great cause to run for, we'll be with you in spirit! x the Buggs x

$20

Barbara Chalk

For David Smeeton

$20

David Chalk

For David Smeeton