Jordan scales new heights for trust

23 Sep 2020 10:20
Published by: Scott Callan

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WESTHOUGHTON football fan Jordan James got in the saddle and set off on a mammoth journey for charity - cycling up Winter Hill an astonishing 140 times.

Jordan, a lifelong Bolton Wanderers supporter, undertook the challenge, which is the equivalent of cycling up Mount Everest, to raise funds for the Wanderers Community Trust.

He has currently raised almost £5,000 for the trust, the official charitable arm of the football club which works with the community, in particular children, to provide sport, health, cohesion and education activities in and around Bolton.

The cycling feat took Jordan 14 hours and 55 minutes to complete. He told the club’s official website: “I read online about people attempting the challenge and wanted to see if I could do it myself.

“I only really started training again in the summer and hadn’t done much on my bike until around three weeks ago.

“I also wanted to raise some funds for Bolton Wanderers Community Trust who have done some amazing work around Bolton especially during the lockdown.”

Although Jordan found the challenge tough, both mentally and physically, he is not planning to stop his fundraising attempts quite yet.

He added: “Having had a look at the ‘Everesting’ website, I noticed that only 333 people have done the running challenge, so I might do that one day!”

Phil Mason, head of the trust, said: “The support that Jordan has shown is so vital to our work in the community, especially at a time when, as a charity, we have lost vital funding due to the pandemic and yet our work is needed even more.

“I want to thank Jordan for such amazing support and all who have given so generously.”

To donate to the trust and acknowledge Jordan’s amazing effort visit

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