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£1,255
raised of £2,000 target by 45 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,255 to support The Bus Shelter Ipswich who help and support the homeless in Suffolk.

    Ipswich
    Funded on Sunday, 31st May 2020

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    The Marathon Des Sables

    At the age of 50 I am about to take on a massive challenge in the hope of raising awareness of, and money for, The Ipswich Bus Shelter. I am funding all costs of the trip myself. Every penny raised will therefore go directly to help local rough sleepers in and around Ipswich.

    The Marathon Des Sables takes place in April 2020. It is a 155 mile race across the Sahara Desert that takes place over 6 days. It is comprised of 4 marathon days, a double marathon long day and a 10km "fun run". You are only provided with a water ration and shelter. This means you must run the entire race with six days worth of food, clothing, kit and bedding strapped to your back.

    Temperatures can reach 50 centigrade at mid-day and close ot freezing at night. The Brutal terrain varies between open rock strewn desert, oven hot sand dunes and steep mountain climbs. The long stage alone can take over 24 hours to complete.

    The event takes a terrible toll on the body and the mind. If not managed well these factors can quickly become race or life threatening. If the event doctors have to put you on a drip you get a time penalty. Feet can quickly become ruined. Venum pumps are mandatory kit ....

    The Bus Shelter Ipswich

    The Bus Shelter Ipswich is part of a growing network that is working towards reducing the amount of rough sleepers on our streets using recycled buses. The focus is on providing rough sleepers with a warm dry and safe environment to sleep in and hot food. A serious effort is then made to introduce guests back into society.

    The Bus Shelter Ipswich is a Community interest company (CIC) that is solely dependant on support and donations from the public and local business.

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    • Stuart Risebrow5 months ago
      Stuart Risebrow

      Stuart Risebrow

      5 months ago

      Dear friends, Sadly the Marathon Des Sables has been postponed until September (official position). Common sense suggests that it is only a matter of time before the event is cancelled entirely. Naturally, should I be offered a place in future years I will grab the opportunity with both hands and earn those pounds you kindly donated. In the meantime Covid-19 sweeps our notation and it is always the poor that suffer the most. Your donation will help to ease the suffering for our local homeless just a little so thank you once again.

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    • Stuart Risebrow7 months ago
      Stuart Risebrow

      Stuart Risebrow

      7 months ago

      This week I am in Lanzarote. Whilst Tracey is soaking in the rays by the pool I am out in the mid-day sun running up volcanos.

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    • Stuart Risebrow7 months ago
      Stuart Risebrow

      Stuart Risebrow

      7 months ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Woohoo we have reached 50% of the fund raising target! Thank you all so much for your support. £1000 will make a huge difference to such a modest cause. Stuart

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    10 months ago

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    Supporters

    45

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 1, 2020

      well done

      £50.00

    • Brian Carpenter

      Brian Carpenter

      Mar 9, 2020

      It looks horrendous 😂Good luck

      £100.00

    • Chris Macey

      Chris Macey

      Mar 8, 2020

      Well done you, a brilliant cause, best wishes x

      £20.00

    • Stuart Risebrow

      Stuart Risebrow

      Mar 8, 2020

      Thank you George, Brian and Paul for the cash donations. Really appreciated. Stu

      £25.00

    • Norman Finbow Lloyd

      Norman Finbow Lloyd

      Mar 8, 2020

      Good luck Stuart, that is a challenge!

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Mar 7, 2020

      Good luck!

      £10.00

    • elizabeth emsden

      elizabeth emsden

      Feb 27, 2020

      Good luck

      £10.00

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    Stuart Risebrow

    Stuart Risebrow

    Ipswich

    I am a reformed chubber, having spent the first 44 years of my life avoiding any sporting activity and the humiliation that accompanied it. In 2014 and weighing 100kg I joined a team climbing Kilimanjaro. Dropping 25kg I proudly made it to the summit. I have not stopped since!

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