4net supports John Jones charity walk in aid of children with cancer

4net Technologies is supporting John Jones, its Senior Cloud & Networking Consultant, in his epic walk to raise money in memory of his daughter Gracie.

From 11th October 2017 John is going to walk from his house in Manchester to the top of Mount Snowdon, then walk back home again, a round trip of circa 180 miles, to raise money for Ward 84 at the Royal Manchester Children's hospital.

He said: "In June this year our amazing daughter finally lost her three year battle with cancer. While receiving treatment she was cared for by Ward 84 in Royal Manchester Children's Hospital.

"Ward 84 deals specifically with Children's Oncology, and as a family we spent a lot of time there. It's fair to say that although they do an amazing job in providing healthcare, they are massively underfunded in other areas.

"A group of us are walking from Manchester to Mount Snowdon and back in seven days to raise much needed funds. I am being greatly supported by my colleagues and friends at 4net, some of who are walking with me."

Over the last few years John and his wife Caroline have raised over £10,000 for charities such as Kids ‘n' Cancer, CLIC Sargent and Macmillan's, using their wedding as a fund raiser, running marathons and various other activities.

Richard Pennington, 4net's MD, said: "Many of us are parent's of young children ourselves and to lose a child is unimaginable. We wanted to show John our support and love in the most practical way by sponsoring him in his epic walk and for some of us that means walking beside him as well as donating funds.

"I hope that we can all recognise the importance of donations to Ward 84 Royal Manchester Children's hospital to aid their continued, excellent work."
 
John added: "If you feel compelled to do the walk with me (and why not?) and fancy doing some fundraising of your own, you're more than welcome to join me on October 11th.

"All charities are great, but Ward 84 in particular has had a rough ride recently, so I'd love to be able to give them a bit of a boost coming into winter.
 
"So to that end, if you can spare anything at all, please give generously to the link below:
http://gracie.jones.muchloved.com/

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