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Bournemouth man raises funds for charity after losing twins
A DETERMINED Bournemouth man who lost his twins on New Year’s Day has jumped through fire as part of the gruelling Spartan race to raise funds for charity.
Kevin Jenn, 35, crawled under nets and scaled walls on September 21 to raise £1,000 for SPRING, a charity which supports parents and relatives through baby loss.
The challenge has helped Kevin and his 31-year-old wife Natasha to come to terms with the loss of their twins, Kayleigh and Dylan in January this year.
SPRING has a private room in Poole Hospital maternity unit where families can go to receive support and counselling in the event of a miscarriage, stillbirth and termination for foetal abnormality.
Kevin said: “We are still very saddened and it is not something we will ever get over.
“But SPRING was brilliant and we were given excellent support, so we wanted to give something back.”
“Poole Hospital has a room in the maternity unit where you go if you lose a child and it’s very private.
Hundreds competed in the 12km obstacle race and Kevin completed the challenge in two hours and 14 minutes after 12 weeks of intense training.
He said: “I’m still aching now. I have good upper body strength, but I really needed to build up the stamina required to complete the race.”
Kevin, who works for Sembcorp Bournemouth Water has already raised more than £1,000 and hopes to attract more donations in the next few weeks.
He said: “I’m really made up with the support so far and hopefully the total will continue to rise.”
To donate see justgiving.com/Kevin-Jenn.
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