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Simon Briston

Simon Briston

.....has completed 6 marathons in 6 days


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Due to the the Marathon des Sables being postponed in April 2020 and also again in September 2020, due to Covid 19, I ran six marathons in six days here in the UK, to replicate the event, starting with the Exmoor Trail Marathon on Saturday 17th October followed by a further marathon each day for the next five days.[/p][p]I am doing so to raise funds for those with spinal injury and particularly a former colleague and a friend of mine from Downside School. Rob Butt was Head of the History Department at Downside until a tragic accident in Malta left him [b]paralysed from the neck down[/b] [b]and completely dependent on others[/b] for the most basic things we take for granted. Rob is currently confined to home, but with your generous support I plan to raise funds to provide Rob with an exoskeleton for his right arm and also a standing machine. [b]Rob will be able to raise a glass or cup to his mouth[/b] without relying on someone to hold it for him and also benefit from a degree of independence in the house.[/p][p]I know that sponsorship requests are commonplace, but this is a very worthwhile cause and any money that you do donate will be put to excellent use through [b]Southern Spinal Injuries Trust[/b] (SSIT). SSIT raises money to help people living with spinal cord injury in the South and South West of England. At least 50% of the money raised will be made available to purchase equipment for Rob, with the balance helping others in a similar predicament. You can donate here, or if you prefer, donations can be made by cheque or bank transfer direct to SSIT at [b]Natwest, sort 54-41-19, account 47647299.[/b][/p][p]Thank you very much for all your donations - I have been very touched by all your support, and Rob Butt is very grateful.[/p][p]Simon[/p]
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Mar 4, 2021

Peter F

Simon - Smellie's old roommate from John's, just caught up with Rupert again after 30-odd years. He told me what you had done. I did not believe it at first, but a picture is worth a thousand words....! What an excellent cause and keep up the great work.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 4, 2021

Graham Marley

Well done on such a great personal achievement and to help Rob and his family. We miss him at Bisley


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Dec 13, 2020

Mark F CS Thailand

Hi Simon, It has been so long, but I hope you are well, and very happy to see you helping your colleague in such a caring way. Major respect to you. Well done. Wishing all the best to you on your wonderful efforts. With my best, Mark F (CS Thailand)


Nov 22, 2020


Well done! Great achievement and cause!


Nov 16, 2020

Natalie Coombe (new Milne

Hi Simon - well done! You probably don’t remember me, but I worked in BZW Malaysia with Steve 1996-1998, covering Insurance stocks and a few other sectors. I’ve moved back to Sydney now but keep in contact with Steve, who forwarded your fund raiser to me.


Nov 10, 2020

Dianne Upton

Congratulations on a remarkable achievement Simon and such a good cause. With all good wishes to you and to Rob whose resilience is an insiration to us all.


Nov 4, 2020

Dave Trevis

What a fantastic effort Simon, well done and for such a great cause. Hope you are well.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Nov 3, 2020

Juliette and Andy

Sorry this is a bit late. A massive well done for completing this epic marathon! I hope our small contribution will help get Rob this equipment.


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Nov 1, 2020


Fantastic achievement Simon! Well done!


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Nov 1, 2020


Very well done, Simon! Amazing job!

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