Donor challenge kicks off

20/5/2012 (PM) ''Phil Jackson (45), firefighter for Cosham Blue watch and Stu Vince (36), crew manager for Cosham Blue watch, started their fundraising challenge on Sunday morning outside Queen Alexandra Hospital to run 11 marathons in 11 days and then row back from Penzance to Gunwharf Quays.''Pictured is: (middle l-r) Stu Vince (36) and Phil Jackson outside Queen Alexandra Hospital with their runners and supporters before they set off.''Picture: Sarah Standing (121754-4811)

20/5/2012 (PM) ''Phil Jackson (45), firefighter for Cosham Blue watch and Stu Vince (36), crew manager for Cosham Blue watch, started their fundraising challenge on Sunday morning outside Queen Alexandra Hospital to run 11 marathons in 11 days and then row back from Penzance to Gunwharf Quays.''Pictured is: (middle l-r) Stu Vince (36) and Phil Jackson outside Queen Alexandra Hospital with their runners and supporters before they set off.''Picture: Sarah Standing (121754-4811)

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SURROUNDED by scores of supporters, firefighters Stuart Vince and Phil Jackson set off on their massive fundraising challenge.

The pair from Cosham fire station started The Big Donor Challenge from Queen Alexandra Hospital yesterday morning.

For the next 11 days they will be running an average of 26 miles a day until they get to Land’s End, before rowing back from Penzance to Gunwharf Quays.

The pair want to get more people to sign the organ donor register, after Stuart donated his kidney to friend Michael Paxman, 19.

They are also raising £20,000, which will be split between QA and Southampton General Hospital.

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