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Phil Chessum

race to the king

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Having turned 40, I've plunged headlong into a mid-life crisis, finally taken leave of my senses and decided to run an ultramarathon.[/p][p]I am doing so to raise money for Salmon & Trout Conservation, the leading UK charity campaigning for wild fish and where they live. Their goal is to ensure that UK waters support abundant and sustainable populations of wild fish. They fight to keep UK waters wild. It's a cause I care passionately about. [/p][p]Too much water is being taken out of our rivers, too much is being thrown into them and not enough is being done to protect our watery places. Salmon & Trout Conservation fight to change all that. They work to influence government policy, industrial practice and individual behaviour, to achieve measurable improvements to the state of the water environment, leading to healthier wild fish stocks, improved biodiversity and less pollution in our rivers, lakes and oceans. Their Riverfly Census has gathered vital, scientifically robust, evidence on the decline of insect populations across the UK.[/p][p]Protecting and standing up for life under the surface is a cause worth fighting for, both for current and future generations. [/p][p]Click here for more information: https://www.salmon-trout.org/ [/p][p][br][/p]

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Jul 1, 2019

Simon Ffennell

Dear Phil. Many congrats on the double marathon. Very happy to donate to such an important outfit.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 22, 2019


Well run Phil!

£524.00 plus £131.00 Gift Aid

Jun 20, 2019


Very best of luck. I would say 'enjoy' but that'll come in retrospect!

£53.00 plus £13.25 Gift Aid

Jun 20, 2019


Good luck!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 17, 2019


Good luck. Just to say that the 40s are nothing to worry about (unlike an ultra marathon!).

Jun 15, 2019

Steve Baker

As Steve Baker stretched out on his luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, the sunlight playing on his vintage LP collection, he thought to himself, "What fool would be running an ultra-marathon, when they could be catching up on the latest Danny Dyer book?"

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 13, 2019

Laura Ennis

Go Phil! Happy running.....

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 12, 2019


Absolute madness. Good luck with it!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2019

Antony Pinsent

Well Phil and the best of luck! Antony

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jun 11, 2019

Paul V

Go Phil, Go

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid