Paul Richards


Childrens Hospice South West
At Children’s Hospice South West we help and support children and their families who are living with life-limiting or life-threatening conditions and we are the only organisation in the South West to provide vital hospice care in a hospice environment to these families. Some families come to us for palliative care, some for emergency care and many for planned respite and a rare opportunity for a break away. But there’s more to it than that. We provide a loving and caring place for every member of the families who stay with us. A place where everyone can begin to forget their worries for a while, be a family again and find expert help and support in facing an uncertain future. Our services are free to the families who need us because we believe that nothing should get in the way of very sick children receiving the very best care. So, with little government funding, we rely on the generosity of our supporters to deliver our promise to ‘make the most of short and precious lives’. Children’s Hospice South West has three purpose-built hospices in the South West; Little Bridge House in North Devon Charlton Farm in North Somerset and Little Harbour in St Austell, Cornwall.
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Hi I'm taking part in the Mongol Derby starting on the 9th of August 2017 .

THe Mongol Derby is know as The toughest and Longest Horse race in the World .

The Race takes place on The Mongolisn Steepe covering 1000 Kilometres

or 621 miles  in 10 days . having to Average 62 miles a day or Hayle to Launceston on an average day and Hayle to Exeter on a good day !

Changing horses every 30 Kilometre staying with the local Herders at night ,navigating by GPS the tempreture can vary from -2 at night to + 35 by day ,only being able to carry 5 Kgs  of Luggage ! so that means for me the same clothes for the 10 Days . Crossing open grass country ,Forest sections Desert sections and Rivers and bogs to name a few types .

For me persoally I have to get my weight down to Kgs in my birthday suit ! and I was 95 Kgs when I got a place to ride now down to 80Kgs with a few more Kgs to go that ment loosing 20% of my body weight a challenge in it's self .

The Race is over now it did Finish on day 9 with a day spare ! Along the way I have made some great frieds as we all helped one an other along the way we had highs and lows ,it has been a life changing experiance for me I would like to thank all my friends who help me along the way ,I knew it was going to be tough but that word has a new meaning now Day 3 was the worst with heavy rain and blowing winds the race was halted for a short while as some riders got Hypothermia .

Now looking forward to getting home with my  familly and back to work . x

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15.09.17 Great experience, achievement and cause.

11.09.17 Amazing achievement for a fantastic cause.


04.09.17 Well done, Paul

04.09.17 Outstanding effort paul , well done

03.09.17 Well done Paul, a fantastic achievement!

03.09.17 Well done Paul Splatt.

30.08.17 Well done Paul.

30.08.17 Well done, worth all the dieting and training

27.08.17 Congratulations Paul ! Very well done

24.08.17 Exmoor will be like a walk in the park now! Well done.

23.08.17 Well done Paul! Amazing!

23.08.17 Congratulations Paul on your wonderful achievement!


23.08.17 Well done--excellent effort. A good cause as well.

22.08.17 Very well done can eat again now!

22.08.17 Well done Paul...hope someone has been doing your work while you've been away!

22.08.17 Congratulations on a great adventure. Your next challenge of putting on weight by eating pasties sound a lot more appealing!!

22.08.17 Well Done Paul, awesome achievement. I can't remember if we've already donated or not, so here is a donation either way


22.08.17 Well done! MASSIVE achievement! Life changing moments, I'm sure

22.08.17 Great effort! Well done x

21.08.17 What a massive challenge ... hope you're allowed a rest when you get back to the farm! Well done and all best wishes x

20.08.17 Well done ,many congratulations,trust you enjoyed the experience plenty of stories to tell!!

18.08.17 Fantastic achievement Paul. Really enjoyed watching your progress. You should be proud.


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