Jamie co-founded the Foundation in the hope to empower real-life superheroes to change, and save lives.
As a child, Jamie spent the first nine years of his life in hospital with a rare spinal condition, syringomyelia. In 2012, Jamie began an adventurous fundraising quest to give back to the hospitals that helped him as a child by cycling 14,000 miles from Bangkok to Gloucester. Using a second-hand bike bought for just £50, Jamie cycled through more than twenty countries on his way home. Along the way, he was shot at when caught in the middle of a military firefight, arrested by wary border police and slept rough.
Just weeks after returning to Gloucester, Jamie decided to attempt the world record for cycling non-stop on a static bike. Jamie stepped off the bike, as the Marathon Static Cycling – Guinness World Record holder. Cycling more than 12 days. Having raised more than £20,000 during the two challenges.
In February 2013, two months after setting the new world record, Jamie used his continued savings to travel to Canada, where he continued his fundraising efforts, again for the children’s charities that helped him as a child. Jamie ran 5,000 miles (equivalent to 200 marathons), across Canada without a support crew – raising more than a £250,000 along the way.
He has also written the best-selling book ‘Adventureman: Anyone Can Be a Superhero’, the story of his life to this point – no mean feat for somebody that struggles with dyslexia, and retook his GCSEs aged 23. All proceeds from the book go to charity.
Jamie was a finalist on the Pride of Britain for ‘Fundraiser of the Year’, he featured on Surprise Surprise with Holly Willoughby, and was recognised by the likes of Prince Harry, as well as being awarded an Honorary Fellowship from the University of Gloucestershire. With Jamie’s experience and passion for fundraising and adventure – he’s hoping to help create as many superheroes in the world as possible through Superhero Foundation!
Recently, Jamie has completed a Canadian book tour for his best-selling book ‘Adventureman: Anyone Can Be A Superhero’ and will beginning his run across America on 10th April 2018, visiting children’s hospitals on the way, similar to the run he did in Canada.