11 April 2012 – Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, Greg Mulholland is preparing for the first leg of his latest charity challenge with help from leading leisure airline,Jet2.com.
Jet2.com is helping Greg and teammate West Yorkshire police officer Bob Bowman, by transporting them and their bikes to Paris this weekend which marks the start of their challenge to run and cycle over 600 miles. The duo will run the Paris Marathon before cycling 600 miles in six days through France, Belgium and England, to London where they will end their mission by running the London Marathon.
Ian Doubtfire, Managing Director of Jet2.com, commented: “We are delighted to support Greg with free flights for his incredible eight day charity challenge which will see him complete the Paris Marathon and a six day cycle route to London ahead of the London Marathon.
“Having previously supported Greg in 2009 when he successfully completed the Carnegie 126 Mile Challenge and raised over £5000 for local charities, it’s great for us to once again be able help him to achieve this for these important local charities.”
Greg will be raising money for three Leeds based charities, the Jane Tomlinson Appeal, Kidz in Kampz and the Leeds Rugby Foundation. Bob is also raising funds for the Jane Tomlinson Appeal and the Leeds Rugby Foundation.
Greg Mulholland, Member of Parliament for Leeds North West, said: “I am delighted to have the support of Jet2.com, as I take on the Jane Tomlinson Appeal 10th Anniversary challenge.
“Whilst I am looking forward to getting underway with the challenge, I am sure the flight out to Paris with Jet2.com will be considerably more comfortable than the 652miles of running and cycling I will be facing over the following 8 days!”
Greg is asking people to sponsor him as he attempts this mammoth challenge by going to justgiving http://www.justgiving.com/Greg-Mulholland-Jane-Tomlinson-Challenge or by text 70070 with the code 'GMJT70' followed by the amount. eg: GMJT70 £10 or via cheques, payable to the Jane Tomlinson Appeal to his office at Wainwright House, 12 Holt Park Centre, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS16 7SR.
For more information or to book a flight please visit www.Jet2.com or for great value package holidays visit www.Jet2holidays.com.