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Handcrafted hikers

4 team members

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

Team story

[p]We all see the effect of homelessness and poverty in our community and feel powerless to help. CHAT have been working in Mid Devon for 25 years to prevent homelessness in Mid Devon. To mark this anniversary they hope for 25 events for 25 years - and this is the first of 2020! [/p][p]The Support and Advice team at CHAT offer help and advice to their clients that helps them out of a housing crisis. What is particularly important to us is that they empower and equip those clients for the future. They work hard in our community to bring hope into seemingly hopeless and desperate situations. [/p][p]CHAT are seeing an increasing number of people who need help managing their money and help overcoming the burden of overwhelming debts. This is a significant part of helping clients maintain a tenancy or helping them to find suitable housing. They want to offer this specialist help and advice to a larger number of clients in 2020 and to train more volunteers to work with staff. If we can raise our target we can help CHAT achieve the aim of doubling the amount of people they see for Debt and Money advice in 2020. The amount raised will cover the cost of the service for approximately 2 months - but wouldn’t it be great if we smashed the target and were able to do more! [/p][p]So we’ve decided to do the ‘Fan Dance’. The Fan Dance is a gruelling 24km SAS Selection test march staged over Pen y Fan, the highest mountain in the Brecon Beacons. The infamous march is the world’s oldest Special Forces test and is used as the first major indicator of whether a candidate has the physical and mental aptitude to complete the legendary Selection course. The march is to be completed in under 6 hours carrying a 20kg pack including food and water.[/p][p]We know what you’re thinking.....but although this may look like a Mid Life Crisis it really has nothing to do with the fact that Mark is about to become closer to 50 than 40 and the newest member of the team is in his 20s! [/p][p]Training has already started so please support us to help CHAT make a real difference for some of the most vulnerable in our community. [/p][p]Check out these links to find out more about the Fan Dance and CHAT.[/p][p][url=http://thefandancerace.com/]http://thefandancerace.com/[/url][/p][p][url=https://chatmid.org]https://chatmid.org[/url][/p][p]CHAT - Tackling homelessness, avoiding evictions, bringing hope [/p][p][br][/p]

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Feb 5, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 31, 2020


Fantastic achievement, amazing work and life changing service.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 30, 2020

Andy Martin

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jan 24, 2020

DSC Team

Team DSC bringing up the rear - (x6) £24 as Josh and Dan payed independently. Awesome effort and commendable shift by you all.

£144.00 plus £36.00 Gift Aid

Jan 24, 2020


£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jan 19, 2020

Pete and Sandy Barker

Well done all of you, great achievement.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 7, 2020


Well done chaps for CHAT. You were obviously crafted for this!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 7, 2020



Jan 5, 2020

Nichola and Mark Watson

Hope you all got on well today and are safely home. We're pleased to be able to donate to such a good cause and very impressed by your team effort!

Jan 5, 2020

Dad and Susan

Let us know how you got on. Great cause. Very impressive challenge.


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Keith Westacott

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