Motivational Speaker, Fundraiser and Adventurer blog

Pride of Britain Winner – Fundraiser of the Year

Pride of Britain winner. Can you believe it? I still can’t. Here’s a 10 minute vlog of me and my Dad through the entire experience, it’s probably one of the best videos I’ll ever share: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zbeGZcnvmNM&feature=youtu.be   And...

Superhero Foundation – Nominated for Best Health Charity

Our charity, Superhero Foundation, was recently put up for an award for The Sun Newspaper for the best health charity, and I was kindly invited along to the award ceremony, called Who Cares Wins. The Sun also invited my friend Captain Armless - also known as Alex...

Building Hype – How to Engage an Audience Before a Talk Even Begins

Building Hype – How to Engage an Audience Before a Talk Even Begins Get ready for some superhero action. Recently, I went to give a talk at Sharpness primary school. The school had ‘won’ me as a prize from a competition ran by Active Gloucestershire and the Daily...
Inspiring People without them Realising

Inspiring People without them Realising

As an inspirational speaker, it is all about trying to impact people’s lives without them realising that you are doing that – not forcing it down their neck, but being able to inspire them to make positive changes in their own lives with what I share with them. Last...

Becoming an Unlikely Fundraising Superhero

Becoming an Unlikely Fundraising Superhero

When it comes to fundraising, if you want to get people to donate to a cause, you must give them a story. Five years ago, after I set up Superhero foundation, a family got in touch who had a seven-year-old daughter, Charlotte, with cerebral palsy. She could have an...

Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero

Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero

Jamie's Adventureman book is also available in bookstores and other online stores worldwide! At the age of nine, Jamie's family feared he would never walk again. Twenty years later, he set off to run 5,000 miles coast to coast across Canada. When Jamie decides to...

Week 10 of my US adventure!

Week 10 of my US adventure!

After week 9 being a bit of an off week, I was ready to make week 10 an awesome one!! But life never turns out how you plan it and this week I had the police knocking on my tent with his hand on his gun because someone called the cops on me! Although it was completely...

Week 9 of my US adventure!

Week 9 of my US adventure!

Week 9 hasn’t really been a productive one to be honest! I had to take a few days off due to illness, but I did run over the Golden Gate Bridge! Can you believe that? And more importantly (to me anyway) I got to run over the Golden Gate Bridge with my childhood hero,...

Week 8 of my US adventure!

Week 8 of my US adventure!

I’m onto week 8 of my US adventure and this week has been difficult – mainly due to hay fever, oh how I hate it, and tripping over barbed wire, I never said I was graceful! But this week has taught me that maybe I need to reconsider how I’m doing things and I’ve...

Week 7 of my US adventure!

Week 7 of my US adventure!

Week 7 has been a really challenging week for me, I’ve had some real up and down moments but hopefully it’s onwards and upwards from now! Getting to the bottom of the misty, spooky Redwood mountain on day 44, I stopped to chat to a road worker. I poured my heart out...

Week 6 of my US adventure!

Week 6 of my US adventure!

In week 6, I’ve crossed into California (!), been absolutely terrified by a cougar and had a picture with Lois Lane... alright it was a road sign but it still counts, right? After Jim had connected all the lights to Caesar on day 36, he looked at me and said, “I’m...

Week 5 of my US adventure!

Week 5 of my US adventure!

This week, my girlfriend came and went, I got extremely angry (the video will show you how much) and I saw some beautiful scenery in Oregon. I met up with Anna on day 29 and she said, “I have a surprise for you! Wait here.” I love surprises, so I waited excitedly. Two...

Week 4 of my US adventure!

Week 4 of my US adventure!

Onto week four of my adventure and this week has been all about connecting with so many amazing people and meeting some incredible kids at OHSU Doernbecher Children's Hospital. After packing the tent on day 21, Rene and Suzeanne invited me into their home for...

Week 3 of my US adventure!

Week 3 of my US adventure!

Onto week three of my adventure and it just keeps getting better – this adventure seems to keep creating mini adventures, especially this week! Driving to the spot in the boonies on day 15 to start running again felt so right. Jim drove me there, an ex-military, now...

Week 2 of my US adventure!

Week 2 of my US adventure!

Into the second week of my run and I’m getting into my stride! It’s been an incredible week for raising awareness of what I’m doing and getting some awesome donations! Waking up on the seventh day of my run, I looked at the fire I’d made the night before and it was...

Week 1 of my US adventure!

Week 1 of my US adventure!

The first week of my run has been interesting to say the least! I’ve already met some amazing people, camped a few times and… well, I already injured my foot leading to me wearing some attractive shoes. On the second day of my adventure, it was pouring with rain....

Canadian-Book-Tour

Canadian-Book-Tour

Guess what, Canada? I'M COMING BAAAACKKKK. And... I have a favour to ask. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asZ2lbepZMg&t=2s Firstly, though, I should explain why I'm coming back if you didn't quite get the full story from the recent CP24 Breakfast Show interview above....

Helping people through Motivational Speaking…

Helping people through Motivational Speaking…

After finishing my latest adventure, 200 marathons solo across Canada (doing so dressed as superhero, The Flash!) - raising more than £250,000 for the children’s charities that helped me as a very sick kid - I’d be lying if I said I was on top of the world. Once I’d...

How I Became a Motivational Speaker

How I Became a Motivational Speaker

The question I've been answering a lot at the minute, "how are you funding yourself, how are you earning?" I get the impression that people feel a little cheeky asking, but as it's come up so many times, I wanted to share something with you. Some of you may know that...

BiG Awards: Ambassador of the Year

BiG Awards: Ambassador of the Year

Having been shortlisted for the Believe in Gloucester Awards: Ambassador of the Year - I felt incredibly honoured, and very proud - but to of been awarded with this accolade, well, its simply overwhelming. And a little mad I might add, as I'm not even sure what an...

Andrew Addicot – biggest donation, and biggest heart

Andrew Addicot – biggest donation, and biggest heart

Over a month ago, I had a phone call completely out-of-the-blue, from Des and Gina Gillingham, asking me if I'd like to go for a coffee and a chat with them, and to make a donation (a no brainer on both counts!). Little did I know, that the donation being made, was...

Adventureman is becoming real…

Adventureman is becoming real…

As many of you know, I’ve been working on a few things but some pieces of the puzzle needed putting together before I do what I do - and that's be adventureman on adventures! So, what are these two puzzle pieces? Well, one was my website (that you're on!) which I...

A REAL lasting impact, for future fundraising

A REAL lasting impact, for future fundraising

Every fundraiser dreams of creating a lasting impact. For the causes we support and for the people we hope to inspire. When I started to fundraise through my adventures, I thought any and all money I raised would be donated during them – and, I cheekily hoped, perhaps...

Taking part in the Fishermans Friend – Strongman Run

Taking part in the Fishermans Friend – Strongman Run

Being selected to tackle the Fisherman's Friend, Strongman Run in Germany (last weekend) was very special, but even more special was the experience itself. After the run across Canada, I've felt kind of flat, and thought that I wasn't ready to hit the road again....

BBC documentary: Canada, Coast-to-Coast

BBC documentary: Canada, Coast-to-Coast

Including never-before-seen footage, the BBC produced this short documentary of Jamie's run across Canada together for Inside Out, which aired on BBC Points West and BBC West Midlands throughout February 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tz251JkmfoA Special thanks...

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