Team

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.

Victoria organised Jamie’s book tour across Canada, including booking talks and organising fundraising events. She is also doing the administrative tasks for the Superhero Foundation whilst Jamie is running across the USA and coordinating trustee meetings.

Victoria has a wealth of experience in a variety of roles encompassing team leadership, business analysis and project coordination. As well as this she has both volunteered and worked for charities, making her the perfect candidate to arrange Jamie’s book tour and run with him.

Rich has worked in public relations for a decade and runs his own PR agency, Radioactive PR.

His experience leading award-winning PR campaigns for clients including Water Aid, Premier Inn, the National Gallery, IKEA, Gocompare.com, Just-Eat.com, Myprotein.com and many others led to him being named in industry magazine PR Week’s ’29 under 29′ list of young professionals.

Rich was also shortlisted for the Mark Hanson award at the UK Social Media Awards, which recognises the brightest and most promising social media communicator under 30 years old.
In 2012, he founded PRexamples.com, named the UK’s most popular PR blog for two years running.

Rich is also #1 best-selling author, with his 2016 book, Myths of PR, cementing his authoritative voice and knowledge of the PR industry.

Rich provides press and social media support to ensure as many people as possible hear about the Foundation’s fundraisers, helping to increase donations to all the causes.

Chris has more than a decade’s experience in running his own digital design, development and marketing business. His company, Nettl of Gloucester, supports Superhero Foundation from a technical perspective, taking care of all the website, design and print elements. If Jamie has some crazy ideas as to what he’d like the website to do (like the bespoke donate page with live ‘thermometer’), it’s Chris’s challenge to make that happen!
Chris was approached to open the first Nettl partner web studio in the country, and was the first 18 months later to add a second studio in Cheltenham.

Chris is an ambassador for the City of Gloucester and as well as being a Trustee to Superhero Foundation, sits on the Board of Directors of the ‘Gloucester BID’ (a Business Improvement District), is also a school governor and helps run a social enterprise company in the City.

Whilst he professes to not have any time outside of all those commitments – and not forgetting his young family – to workout at the gym or anything, he managed to haul himself the 107 miles in 4 days, across the beautiful (although it didn’t always feel like that) Cotswold Way challenge.

Wendy has experience of working as a fundraising manager for more than 10 years and brings her incredible knowledge and understanding of charities and fundraising. She supports the Foundation by ensuring the i’s are dotted and the t’s are crossed and is a crucial cog in the Superhero wheel!

Nigel is Managing Director of Capita’s Insurance Services Division. His client base includes, Zurich, Prudential, Friends, Abbey Life, Axa and MetLife. He has worked in the outsourcing sector for over 12 years and in large scale financial services regulated customer operations for over 25 years. His expertise is in the management of change with particular focus on people and customer service outcomes. With Nigel’s very charitable nature and leadership qualities, he’s the business brain behind the Foundation.