Update: Jan has completed the Roth Challenge in a fantastic 15 hours 1 minute, and has so far raised £1,058.10. Scroll down for pictures.
Most of us would struggle to run a marathon. Jan Strachan is running a marathon, swimming 2.4 miles and cycling 112 miles. Forgive us Jan, but you are crazy!
Jan works as a Metropolitan Police Officer and in her spare time, sings in Rock Choir. During last year’s sign2sing campaign, her choir sang and signed ‘As One’, and it was then that Jan was introduced to our Deaf health charity, SignHealth.
“Sign Health is working tirelessly to raise awareness, both publicly and by lobbying the NHS and government in order to improve the health and wellbeing for those in the deaf community.”
Never before had Jan thought about the issues Deaf people face everyday and how much hearing people ‘take for granted’. On her JustGiving page, she explains that ‘healthcare and other support services are not straight forward for Deaf people’, and that she wants to ‘raise greater awareness and some well needed funds for Sign Health, a truly worthy cause’.
Jan wants to raise £500 on her JustGiving page by completing The Roth Challenge.