Locked Down in EG

Stephen Tindale
Tommy Weir
James Pine


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]Runs around the Room - Become Lockdown 200 [/p][p]Welcome to our Virgin Money Giving page where, Stephen, James and Tommy, hope to raise £300 for Become the Sailors Society and the Sailors Childrens Society. [/p][p]We plan to travel a combined 200 Miles over 10 days, a mere 7 Miles a day you may say, however there is a catch! We are all currently locked down, or in quarantine, in a hotel in Equatorial Guinea. We are confined to our rooms on a mandatory quarantine period for 14 days. So therefore, to achieve this we will need to move the furniture to create a running track, around the edge of the room, and complete approximately 5600 laps of the room each. We may mix it up and run the other way occasionally to![/p][p]Each day our progress will be reported through Strava and Facebook! So please help us in supporting these incredible charities by sponsoring us, on our Runs around the Room, as part of the Become Lockdown 200.[/p][p]Become is a charity supporting children in care across the UK. Children in care and care-experienced young people need help now more than ever. Many don't have a family support structure and are feeling particularly anxious and alone during this difficult time of isolation. By supporting us you are helping to ensure that there’s someone at the end of the phone when a young person calls for help and that the voices of children in care and young care leavers are amplified and united at a time when they are struggling to be heard at all. [/p][p]The Sailors Society is a charity which supports Seafarers and their families around the world in times of need as well as looking out for the metal wellbeing of seafarers. This is through campaigns such as ‘Not on my Watch’, a campaign to stop suicide and depression at sea, where more than a quarter of seafarers are reported to suffer from depression. With the current lockdown restrictions around the world there is thousands of seafarers stranded waiting to be allowed to travel home, the grief of missing loved ones at times of need will be magnified, knowing they cannot easily travel home to them. [/p][p]The Sailors Children Society was formed in 1821 and is a national charity providing support for over 450 disadvantaged children of seafarers in the UK who have served in the Royal/Merchant Navy or the Fishing Fleets including ferries, tankers and cruise ships. Families come to us usually after a traumatic event such as bereavement, diagnosis of a terminal illness or the breakdown of a marital relationship. Our Family Support Scheme provides financial support through monthly grants designed to boost income and provide basic essentials, twice yearly school clothing grants and Christmas grants to the families of children of former seafarers who are in severe financial difficulty and on a means tested benefit. We also offer our families the opportunity of one week's holiday at one of our 7 caravans we own at seaside resorts around the county.[/p]

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Jun 22, 2020

Roger Symes

Bonkers but brilliant!


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jun 21, 2020


Well done guys, from SPO New Zealand.


Jun 19, 2020

Andrew Eccleston

Well done Steve and colleagues!


plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 19, 2020

Blair Waterman

Great effort, dizzy just thinking about it 🤪


Jun 19, 2020

Iain D Macleod

Well done to all, excellent effort.


Jun 19, 2020

Sophia B

I read your story on Sailors' Society website. What a great initiative and way to spend compulsory quarantine. Well done to you all for raising much needed funds for charity

Jun 19, 2020

Jack Sparrow


Jun 19, 2020


Great effort lads, Well done, top charities as well


Jun 19, 2020

North South Maritime Pte Ltd


Jun 19, 2020

Peter Langslow

What a fantastic initiative - I can't even imagine the dizziness! Well done, gentlemen!


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Tommy Weir

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James Pine

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