Robert Pope

Robert Pope

The Long and Winding Road...to Glastonbury

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]You don't need me to tell you it's been rough. I'm not going to claim anyone's had it worse, but for a combination of reasons, there are some people in the world for whom COVID will loom large for years to come. In developing countries, lack of access to good healthcare, vaccines, basic hygiene facilities and exposure to overcrowding as seen in refugee camps mean that this virus is not an inconvenience. It's terrifying. Oxfam are at the forefront of trying to level the playing field, like they've always done. Normally the amazing Glastonbury Festival would provide a huge boost to their ability to provide help to those who arguably need it most. As we all know, this year it won't happen. As an attendee of every Glasto since 2005 (and 1999!) and having had the privelige of working as an Oxfam steward in 2019, I wanted to do something. I can't do much apart from run (and I'm not sure how good I am at that at the moment), so seeing as I had the time booked off... [/p][p]On Friday morning, as the first bands would have taken to the stage, I will set off from Paul McCartney's childhood home and try to run 300km from there to Worthy Farm, home of the festival for 50 years, by the time Taylor Swift would finish Shaking it Off, on Sunday night. Hey. We've not got much to do this weekend now. We've got some spare pennies. Why don't you follow along (come and say hi, if you like) and help Oxfam fight back against COVID and save lives. It's what they do. Hopefully, running is what I still do. It'll be a long and winding road that should have culminated in seeing my idol, but hey. We can maybe make some other dreams come true.[/p][p][br][/p]

Event

Personal Challenge Date

25 Jun 2021

Charity

Supporters


Sep 11, 2021

Matt Smith

Great to see you still running for good causes! Hope all is well and the toe heels up!


Aug 26, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jul 23, 2021

The Dawg

Brilliant Achievement

£5.00


Jul 2, 2021

Chris Simpson (Oxfamily)

Good luck Robert x


Jul 2, 2021

Katherine Parker

Go Rob!!!!!!!! I'd genuinely blast my way down to Pilton myself with you if I could (I'm in Burnley, East Lancashire. However my health is not playing ball in many respects currently, so I wouldn't actually be able to do even if could....).

£30.00

plus £7.50 Gift Aid


Jul 1, 2021

Blutarsky

Great work mate - see you back there in 2022

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 30, 2021

Dominic Ward

Cracking effort, Rob.

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Jun 30, 2021

Liz

Great job Rob!!

£30.00


Jun 30, 2021

Debs

You have smashed your target already, what a star you are!

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid


Jun 29, 2021

Anonymous

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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