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Jason gears up for new adventure
Securahome MD Jason Jenkins, who raised £5,000 for a two-and-a-half year old with a rare genetic brain disorder, is gearing up for his next charity challenge.
Jason raised the money with a sponsored skydive to fund therapy for youngster Felix Forbes.
Now he is planning to lead the Securahome team on a charity cycle ride to generate further funding for the youngster whose condition, Lissencephaly and Miller-Dieker Syndrome, means he has difficulty swallowing food and even holding up his head.
Felix’s mother, Alex Forbes, thanked Jason for his support and explained how important the funding would be to her son’s quality of life.
She said: “It has been overwhelming to receive this support from Jason. At the moment we are paying for two private therapy sessions a week and after just a few weeks I could see the difference it was making to Felix.
“Even the NHS staff members who look after Felix’s care commented on how much he has come along. He is progressing well and his general health has also improved.”
Jason initially decided to carry out his skydive challenge after asking Securahome’s social media followers to suggest causes in south Wales the company should support.
Jason said: “There was a groundswell of people suggesting the Go Felix campaign, and having met him I realised how much the money raised can make an impact on his quality of life.
“I have to thank all of the people who sponsored me to take part in the sky dive – suppliers, staff, family and friends all gave generously. I’d also like to thank those who had no personal connection with me but read about Felix’s plight and decided to make a donation.”
Jason’s skydive last month (April) raised £2,500, which was match-funded by Securahome to make the £5,000 total.
Although initially nervous Jason, who is originally from Gorseinon, admitted that the jump was an ‘unforgettable experience’.
The Securahome team are now in training to complete a sponsored cycle ride in September, with all funds going to the Go Felix campaign.