Eight year old Jacob from Leeds took part in Emmaus UK’s Big Marathon Month 2022.

The challenge was to walk, run or cycle the length of a marathon – all 26.2 miles over the month of June.

Jacob decided to take on an extra challenge of covering 70 miles to coincide with the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

With his boundless energy and infectious smile, he faced this challenge with remarkable aplomb – even designing and making his own Emmaus t-shirt (with help from mum!) to raise awareness of the charity.  Along the way, he picked up a supporting cast of friends, family and teachers who came along to walk or run with him on his journey.  In the end, he managed to complete a staggering 75.2 miles which led to him raising a fantastic £1,480 for his local Emmaus in Leeds.

Well done Jacob! What an amazing achievement.

If Jacob has inspired you to take part in an event to raise vital funds for Emmaus, please visit  https://emmaus.org.uk/support-us/fundraising-events/