24-Hour Box Jump Breaks World Record
Whether it’s breaking the record for solving a Rubik’s cube while blindfolded, taking part in the world’s largest Samba dance, or having the largest collection of Rubber Ducks, the Guinness World Record awards amazing humans for their amazing achievements.
New records are set all over the world for a variety of reasons, from raising funds for charitable causes to being recognised as the best of the best in a specific field. Transformation coach, Jamie Alderton from Felpham smashed both objectives on 30th November 2019, when he box-jumped the height of Mount Everest in just over 22 hours – raising over £21,000 for local children’s hospice, Chestnut Tree House.
Jamie is no stranger to endurance challenges and is an avid supporter of his local children’s hospice. In 2017, Jamie took on his first challenge for Chestnut Tree House where he ran backwards for 24 hours, sparking his passion to do more mind-blowingly brilliant challenges for the charity.
Jamie visited Chestnut Tree House one week before the box jump and was blown away by what he saw, “One of the things that really hit home when I went to visit Chestnut Tree House was their tag line ‘For the Now’ as it really resonated with me. They told me a story of a Dad riding his motorbike into the house just so he could show his son his new motorbike as he couldn’t get out of bed to see it. When you have a child with a life-shortening condition you never know how much time you have with them so everything you do needs to be taken action on as fast as possible. It’s about making the most of every moment. I couldn’t be prouder to be raising money for such an incredible hospice.”
The money raised from the 24-hour challenge is enough to pay for three days of fun, love and laughter in 2020 for local children and their families who know that they don’t have long together.
Tracey Shaw, Community Fundraiser at Chestnut Tree House said, “We are always impressed by the many different ways people raise money for Chestnut Tree House. The challenges Jamie sets himself are incredible, and we are extremely grateful for his support. Setting a new world record is an amazing achievement but raising over £21,000 in the process takes it to a whole new level. On behalf of everyone at Chestnut Tree House, I’d like to say a heartfelt thank you to Jamie, his team, and all the people who donated before, during and after his Box Jump Everest challenge. The money raised will make a real difference to local children and families.”