August Fox was a friend of Jacks at college. They shared many laughs and lunches on a regular basis. August is running the Winchester 10K Obstacle run and she would like to try and raise some funds to donate in honour of Jack.
This is an amazing tribute and will also provide some much needed funds towards the charity.
Here is August’s write up on the page:
I will be doing the 10k Obstacle run in Winchester on the 2nd of April 2017 in memory of Jack Dowding.
Jack passed away from diabetes on January the 7th 2017. At only 20 years old, the loss felt by his family, friends and the community is devastating.
I went to sixth form college with Jack, and although I can’t claim to have been extremely close to him, we were good friends. We sat on the same table together for 2 years every lunch time, shared many laughs and many jokes. He attended all of my band’s gigs and even allowed us to make a joke on stage about him – to say he was a happy-go-lucky person and a great sport is an understatement. Always smiling and having immense determination, no matter what challenges he faced, Jack was truely a one of a kind and will be missed by many.
As a tribute to him, I’ll be raising money for Diabetes UK, in hope to one day find a cure and to continue supporting families affected by the disease.
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