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John Steps up to Challenge


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John Thompson was so inspired by Captain Tom Moore and his steps around his garden to raise money for the NHS, that he set up a Facebook page to raise money for the Masonic Charitable Foundation, specifically their Masonic COVID19 Appeal and their promise to match fund anything donated. Being no stranger to a Fitbit step challenge the most he had ever done in a day was 40,000 when he completed the Great North Run in 2017. This time his aim was 60,000 steps in a day.


The run/walk step challenge commenced before 6am on Sunday 26th April and continued throughout the day until the magic 60,000 total was reached at 4.30pm. In a live Facebook video John announced that he had raised the magnificent total of over £2,000.00 and with fund matching and gift aid bringing that total over £5,000.00. John went on to thank everybody for their support in this challenge before taking a well earned rest and an early night


A brilliant achievement John.

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