Challenging myself for Mental Health

It's time I put some of my considerable weight to good use

Challenging myself for Mental Health
  • £1,459

    pledged of £5,000

    • 35


    • 0


Completion Date: Thu 17 Aug 2017

So, what's this all about?

I'm Jonathan. Most of you will know me. I'm the founder of Hubbub, and I am a nonprofit fundraising geek.

However, I'm also now pretty fat. As of April 1st 2017 I weigh 122.0kg. This is a bit much, really. I used to have a very athletic build, and my (extremely) healthy weight is between 90kg and 95kg. God it's been a long time since I've been anywhere near that.

A combination of stress, inactivity, alcohol and laziness has gradually made me fat.


Well, I'm getting married this year, and I'd also like to make sure I stick around long enough to play with my kids, and also to enjoy my old age with my beautiful soon to be wife.

So, this is my public commitment to lose weight and get to 95kg.

Isn't crowdfunding it a bit self-involved?

Probably, but I'm doing it for me, and I know myself. I'm a competitive type, and I know that I'll need this public commitment and motivation to get there. Those of you who know me will know that too.

And I run a crowdfunding business.

And I like raising money for charity.

So, if you don't like it, don't give. :)

Right, fine, now what?

This is where you come in, and it's pretty simple. I commit to get to 95kg by August 12th (my wedding date). That's 27kg in 133 days, or as I like to think of it, about 200g a day. You sponsor me to get there. If I get there, your gift will be processed and passed to MQ . If I don't, you won't be charged at all. So it's kind of all on me. Be generous, and put the pressure on.

The money will go to MQ , a mental health research charity I think is doing incredible work. If you would rather it went elsewhere, then by all means make a donation elsewhere, but please tell me so I can add it to the total raised.

I'll keep you posted on progress.

Finally, thank you - you are amazing!