Running for Joining Jack

A rather different take on money for this piece of news... and a success story for Debt Advice Foundation’s intrepid team of runners who took part in the recent Wigan 10k.

The run, which was being held for the first time, was in support of Joining Jack, a charity which raises money for research into Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.  Four-year-old Jack, for whom the charity is named, is the son of former rugby league star Andy Johnson and his wife Alex.

Two and a half thousand runners turned out in the sunshine and were sent on their way by Sir Bradley Wiggins.  Volunteers, entertainers and supporters brought a carnival atmosphere to the town and much needed cash to the Joining Jack cause.

The Debt Advice Foundation team of seven raised an admirable £1,000 (and counting) for the cause, with chief executive David Rodger clocking an impressive sub-50 minutes time.  If you’d like to contribute, you can still do so at

And just to prove they were still all standing at the end, here’s the team with their medals...