Brewers Lymington Branch Manager, Nick Jordan became a part of a recent event organised by the incredible Jess Webb, a 17-year-old on a mission to raise as much money as possible for Huntington’s Disease.
So far, Jess has raised a phenomenal £31,000 for Huntington’s Disease organising a charity ball, a tandem skydive, a super car track day at Goodwood and a 50-day charity press-up challenge to name just a few!
Jess has been fundraising since she was 10 years old after losing loved ones to Huntington’s Disease.
“I am highly dedicated and motivated to raising funds, I have seen the devastating impact HD has had on my family, not only do I want to raise essential funds to support research and families affected but I also want to raise awareness of the condition.”
Huntington’s Disease is a rare genetic progressive, degenerative neurological condition for which there is currently no cure.
Symptoms usually start between 35-40 years of age and life expectancy is around 15-20 years from diagnosis/symptoms.
Children of parents who have the gene are at 50/50 risk of having the gene themselves and therefore at 50/50 of developing Huntington’s.
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In his down time, Nick is the chief instructor at OSSKA, a karate organisation Jess regularly attends.
Jess approached Nick with the fabulous idea of completing a 10-mile bike ride around the Emsworth and Westbourne area.
Alongside the bike ride, Nick also agreed to setting some fundraising challenges…at £100 he agreed to have his legs waxed and at £350 he agreed to having his armpits waxed!
Another OSSKA instructor Dave also shaved his beloved beard at £200 raised.
When Brewers learned about the event, we of course had to donate, so The Brewers Foundation donated an extra £500 to the event.
So far, the event has managed to raise £1110, including the donation from Brewers, bringing Jess’ overall total to over £32,000!
A huge congratulations to Jess for some truly outstanding fundraising and well done to Nick and Dave for being good sports!