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28 May 2020

Nick Jones to FOCUS on world’s toughest race

SpecialEffect VP Nick Jones and his company FOCUS Oxford Risk Management are going the extra mile to support our work.

Nick has pledged to run in support of SpecialEffect in the 2021 Marathon Des Sables, known as the world’s toughest race. It’s a six-day, 251km ultramarathon in the Moroccan desert. That’s approximately the distance of six regular marathons in incredibly tough conditions.

Nick’s company is also supporting us through the FOCUS On Giving scheme. They’ll donate 20% of earnings from new insurance policies to SpecialEffect if you mention us when arranging the policy. It’s an innovative way of supporting us that will have an immediate positive impact on our work! You can get involved and support the FOCUS On Giving scheme here.

Huge thanks to Nick and all the staff at FOCUS, who’ve supported SpecialEffect since we first met in 2015 in the run up to the Twin Town Challenge event. Since then, they’ve supported us with donations, sponsorship and volunteers (and provided our insurance!), as well as becoming regular Twin Town Challenge participants.

Below: Nick (left), some of the FOCUS staff (bottom) and the tough desert challenge ahead (top).

Montage, 3 images: Man in running gear, desert race and group in office

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