Jon Wallace, one of our great Glastonbury volunteers is kindy running at this years Brighton Marathon raising valuable funds for BPEC.
Jon tells us a bit about him and what inspires him to help us fund our peace and education projects. If you could help suport Jon please donate via Paypal off our homepage (in the top right) saying "Jon" in the payment title. Our JustGiving page will soon be live also - so watch this space!
A bit about me
I’m 30 years old and I’ve lived in Brighton for the last 3 years. I enjoy the outdoors, long walks, historic buildings and animals (I’m a cat person and a dog person, even though I’ve never owned a dog). I love cooking and eating Vegetarian, Italian, Thai and Indian food, I like a drink, European beers and spirits mostly (my favourite is Jagermeister). I like rock music and going to see live bands big and small. I have only recently experienced festivals but having now tried it, I am keen to experience more. My other interests are sports (particularly tennis and football), reading books (mostly classic novels) and messing about with computers.
How I got involved with BPEC
My first involvement with BPEC was with the Glastonbury voluntary programme in 2013. As a Brighton resident, I was proud and privileged to support a small independent charity in striving to educate and contribute to sustainable causes. Having learnt a great deal personally in university and through my work training as a Building Surveyor, I felt a great sense of responsibility in promoting the charity’s aims and objectives to festival goers.
My love for running
I’ve been running for over five years now and I really enjoy it which is a rare thing as far as exercise goes. I’ve steadily improved and I’ve done a couple of charity runs in that time (for MacMillan who did some great work for my mother and for my favourite football team Arsenal who’s charity support the homeless of London). It was an ambitious step to do the Marathon, having only done 10K in an event, but when I had the chance I decided to take it.