Jamie Gane's Inspiration Fund

£1,327 of £7,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 34 months
Jamie is a 24 year old adaptive athlete with a below-knee amputation from Basingstoke, Hampshire. Jamie inspires others through sharing his own story of perseverance. 

After developing a chronic pain condition, Jamie made the difficult decision to undergo a below-knee amputation in September 2016 and subsequently needed a revision surgery in September 2017. As part of his rehabilitation following surgery, Jamie has learnt how to walk with his prosthesis.  Going forward, he will require a number of different prostheses specific to his sporting needs to enable him to train to his full potential. Jamie uses a Blade XT running blade from Blatchfords clinic in Basingstoke. 

Jamie competes internationally for Judo under the 'Special Needs' category, without the use of his prosthesis. British Judo do not currently have separate competitions for those with physical disabilities so Jamie generally competes against those with mild learning difficulties. At a National level, Jamie achieved a silver medal at the British Judo Championships as well as a silver medal at his debut international Judo competition in November 2017. Jamie is currently the only lower-limb amputee in the world to compete internationally and he hopes to continue representing his country at an international level. 

As well as Judo, Jamie also competes internationally for Obstacle Course Racing. He is a Tough Mudder Ambassador and has completed the most courses out of any other UK adaptive athlete. In 2018, he has planned to complete 5 competitive 8 hour endurance races, as well as World's Toughest Mudder, a 24-hour endurance race. 

In order to achieve his goals, Jamie will need to work with throws, strength & conditioning coaches, sports therapists, and nutritionists to ensure he remains healthy, injury free and can compete to the best of his ability. Whilst Jamie is determined to work hard to fund his athletics ambition, the cost of training and the sports specific prosthesis will require additional support through sponsorship, fundraising and donations. Jamie has already been very active across a number of social media platforms, which has resulted in him receiving coverage by national print media and the BBC. 

Jamie’s ambition is to be a role model to other young people who are in similar situations to his. He wants to inspire them to believe that they can overcome challenges and see the opportunities open to them in both the world of work and sport. He challenges stereotypes which people may associate with his impairment and his acceptance speech for his Gold Duke of Edinburgh award was an inspiration to two hundred people and has lead him to meeting with the Royal Family. He intends to continue to engage people through events, social media and his BBC documentary.

To keep up-to-date with Jamie and his journey, follow him at his social media listed below or check in at his blog.
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Thank you to everybody who's donated since my appearance on BBC South Today! Every donation is another step towards my end goal and I'm eternally grateful.

As updates here are very infrequent, the best way to stay up-to-date with where your money is going and to follow me along my journey is at my website www.jamiegane.com or on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/jamieganethrower
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Thanks again for all the support so far! Still a long way to go but on the way. Keep an eye out for my charity bands please as I will be selling them around. Any little donation is a huge help. If all of my facebook friends were to donate £10, I would be extremely close to my target. Thank you!
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Thanks again for all of your kind donations! I'm really getting there towards my target but still a long way to go. I've now got enough money for the visas and transport to/from the airport however still need to pay for everything else. Please share as much as possible. Thank you so much again for your generosity!
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Thank you so much for the support so far! As it stands, I have enough donations to cover the costs of the Visas. Still left to pay for is the hospital fees, flights, insurance, food and care for when I return home. Thanks again guys. Please share as much as possible!
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£1,327 of £7,000 goal

Raised by 60 people in 34 months
Created March 1, 2016
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£10
Lindsey Guilbert
6 days ago

Thank you for all the help & support you continue to share. Pride of the amputee community

LG
£5
Lindsey Guilbert
19 days ago

Just a small donation this time Jamie but there will be more to come. You're a credit to yourself & pride of the amputee community. Xx

JK
£8
John Kissane
2 months ago

Thanks for the great interview on Marathontalk.

£5
Jeshu Brewer
17 months ago
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Well done for giving it ago Jeshu! What a great way to do it with a inspirational guy too! Stella & Martin xx

JB
£20
Jay Brackstone
18 months ago

and a little more came through :D...

JB
£30
Jay Brackstone
18 months ago

First of the TM t-shirts sales ! Good luck buddy :D

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