Ex-Royal Marine to run through Burnley in a mankini

Callum Krzysik and Jordan Dean who will be doing a sponsored run on Good Friday for charity and when Callum will also be having a Facebook tattoo.
Callum Krzysik and Jordan Dean who will be doing a sponsored run on Good Friday for charity and when Callum will also be having a Facebook tattoo.

BURNLEY people are invited to a Burnley nightclub to round off a day of fund-raising which will see a Burnley car salesman run five miles in a mankini and have the Facebook logo tattooed on his body.

The charity event at Posh, in Ormerod Street, will take place from 9-30pm on Good Friday, March 29th, after friends and flatmates Callum Krzysik and Jordan Dean take part in a five-mile charity run from Lowerhouse Cricket Club.

Callum will don a mankini for the run while Jordan also plans to wear fancy dress. The route will take them through Rosegrove, down Centenary Way, up Colne Road to Briercliffe Road and the Tattitude tattoo parlour where Callum will have the Facebook logo tattooed on his bottom.

The idea for the fund-raiser started after Jordan played a practical joke on his friend when he left his Facebook account open.

Jordan posted a status update from Callum saying that he would donate £1 to charity for every “like” and £2 every time the status was shared.

Jordan gave Facebook users until midnight to like or share the status and, by the end of the day, the total was £1,012.

When Callum discovered the prank he decided to honour the joke status and raise the funds, which will go to the Make A Wish Foundation and the urgent care centre at the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital.

So far the pair have raised £400 but hope to get more sponsorship money in the run-up to the event.

Callum (23), a former Royal Marine, said: “Now it’s coming closer I’m getting a bit nervous.”

To sponsor Callum and Jordan and donate to the Make A Wish Foundation visit www.justgiving.com/mankini5miletattoo or text MANK69 to 70070 and to make a donation to the Royal Manchester Children’s Hospital visit www.justgiving.com/mankini5miletattoo2 or text MANK70 to 70070.