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Ben Burfoot

Marathon Sleeping Bag world record attempt

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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Apr 22, 2019


£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2019

Thalia Carr

You can do this Ben! Hope you can enjoy it too!

Apr 19, 2019

Helen Conwell

That’s fantastic Ben Think it’s brilliant what you are doing Good luck with the world record and the fundraising Hope the weather gets colder than today All the best Helen and Rory xx Let us know your time

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2019

Martin, Lisa and Iona

Ben You are daft as a brush and look like a glowing slug, but we wouldn't have you any other way. Good luck laddie. Lots of love Martin, Lisa and Iona xxxxxxxxxxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 13, 2019

Calum and Claire

What a great cause, good luck Ben! We'll look out for you on tv!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Simon Harris

Ben, Best of luck! Its a great cause and perhaps this small donation makes up a bit for the broken window many many years ago!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2019


Great cause. Good luck.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019


Good luck Ben!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 10, 2019


Good luck bud! Fingers cross for no rain and not too hot!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 9, 2019

Westgate Taylor Tribe

Good luck with the attempt!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid