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Ben Burfoot

Marathon Sleeping Bag world record attempt

Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I am a local Winchester runner and this year I am proud to be Winchester Churches Nightshelter’s runner in the London marathon. [/p][p]I am attempting to break the world record for running it in a sleeping bag![/p][p]In order to achieve this, I need to beat 3hrs 44 minutes and 1 second. [/p][p]keep up to date on: #MoreThanASleepingBag[/p][p]see how my training is going here:[/p][p]www.MoreThanASleepingBag.wordpress.com[/p][p]Winchester Churches Nightshelter is a local homelessness charity providing emergency accommodation, food and wide-ranging support services to homeless people from across Hampshire.[/p][p]The Nightshelter is open 365 days a year and offers much more than just a bed for the night: residents can access a safe and caring temporary home, as well as specialist support to restore self-esteem, develop skills, and support them back into long-term accommodation and independent living. The aim of the Nightshelter is to enable people to rebuild their lives and escape homelessness for good. [/p][p]The Nightshelter has an established wellbeing programme and, where possible, encourages residents to improve their physical health through fitness activities and helping to build self-confidence and self esteem. The campaign will aim to form a link between the Winchester Parkrun and the Nightshelter. The Parkrun offers a supportive and inclusive atmosphere, where runners of any ability are encouraged to join in, have fun and feel good about getting out to run.[/p][p]Please give generously for the Nightshelter. Homelessness[/p]

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May 8, 2019


No wonder that you have raised so much! Jock

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Tom Carr

Well done Ben, awesome!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 3, 2019


Well done - great achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019


Amazing achievement Ben; congratulations from Sydney!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Ann Stanhope

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Katie Brett

well done - a great achievement!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Claire Innes

Huge congrats Ben!! Incredible achievement!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019


Well done Ben, amazing result Love from the Soulsby’s x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Martin Tod

Amazing. Many congratulations.

£52.00 plus £13.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Impressed/horrified Winchester parkrunner