June 11, 2023

500-Mile Challenge at Carnegie Leisure Centre Raises Over £9,000 for Local Charity

On Friday 26th May, the Carnegie Leisure Centre in Fife witnessed an inspiring display of determination as 13 members of the public took part in a group challenge, organised by Jamie McDonough, to push their physical limits by running and cycling a combined distance of 500 miles to support two important charities: Wee Jamie’s Journey and Prostate Cancer UK. This incredible effort resulted in an outstanding total of £9,235, which will help to improve the lives of those affected by these causes.

Wee Jamie’s Journey is a Dunfermline-based charity close to Jamie McDonough’s heart that supports 3-year-old Jamie Beveridge, who was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD) in March 2022. DMD is a muscle-wasting disease that affects muscles in the body including the lungs heart and brain. The funds raised from this event will go towards improving Jamie’s quality of life and providing the family with much-needed support during these challenging times.


Back row: Liz O’Gorman, Ryan Steele, Michael O’Gorman, Blair Smart, Kevin McKee and Calum Foster. Front row: Matthew O’Gorman, Jamie McDonough and Lizzie Martin

The group are also donating to Prostate Cancer UK to contribute to the ongoing fight against a disease that affects millions of men worldwide.

Jamie McDonough, the driving force behind the challenge, said: “I am extremely proud of what we have accomplished! I want to thank the community for their generosity, as well as the staff at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust and Carnegie Leisure Centre for their unwavering support.”

Calum Foster, Health and Fitness Advisor at Fife Sports and Leisure Trust, said: “The success of this group challenge is a testament to the power of collective action and serves as an inspiring example of how individuals can come together, push their limits, and support a fantastic cause. The funds raised will undoubtedly contribute to improving the lives of many individuals, including Jamie and his family.”

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