A former pupil of The Unicorn School in Abingdon will be cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats this summer. Jamie Gordon will be taking on the challenge with his uncle and inspirational runner Ewan Forrest Gordon, who recently ran 42 marathons back to back.
The sixteen year old is cycling over 1,000 miles to raise money for The Unicorn School, a specialist Dyslexia school which he attended. Jamie is preparing for his GCSE’s and believes that his time at The Unicorn School gave him an essential foundation for his current studies.
“I have decided to use this opportunity to raise funds for The Unicorn School, as a mark of appreciation of all the good work the teachers and school have done for me and to increase awareness for dyslexia,” explains Jamie.
Jamie will undertake the gruelling journey over 14 days in July and August, he will lead a team of cyclists who will traverse the length of the country, cycling between 80-100 miles each day.
Enthusiasts can follow Jamie’s training and fundraising progress on his Facebook page at www.facebook.com/Jamiegordonlejog and donations are gratefully received at https://campaign.justgiving.com/charity/unicorn-school/jamie-gordonlejog.
The Unicorn School celebrates its 25 year anniversary this year. In that time the school has supported more than 500 pupils with specific learning difficulties such as dyslexia, dyspraxia and dyscalculia. This September the school is introducing it’s GCSE programme, making it Oxfordshire’s only dyslexia-specialist school to offer GCSE education.