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Martin Simmonds

The 26 minute juggling challenge

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[p]UPDATE: Challenge successfully completed on Sunday 26 April - [url=http://suffolkrefugee.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/VID-20200426-WA0006.mp4][b]see here for video[/b][/url]! And it was quite a challenge, with lots of concentration required and itches left unscratched! A huge thank you to everyone who donated and sent words of encouragement - together we will make sure the most vulnerable in our society are supported through the current crisis.[/p][p][br][/p][p]It might not quite be the London Marathon, but this Sunday, 26th April, I will be taking up the 2.6 challenge and juggling non-stop for 26 minutes to raise money for Suffolk Refugee Support. I should add that I work for Suffolk Refugee Support, so am seeing first hand the wonderful work done by the dedicated team of staff and volunteers to support refugees and asylum seekers through this difficult time. We are using innovative ways to [url=https://suffolkrefugee.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/Suffolk-Refugee-Support-Spring-Newsletter.pdf]deliver our services remotely[/url], with a focus on looking after those who might be isolated, destitute or have particular vulnerabilities, and making sure that children of asylum-seeking families who live on very meagre incomes have the resources they need to keep up with school work.[/p][p]A number of the refugees we support work on the [url=https://suffolkrefugee.org.uk/srs-clients-delivering-front-line-care/]front line of the coronavirus crisis[/url], as carers or hospital cleaners, and we have been so impressed with how the refugee community in Suffolk has responded to the situation, supporting each other, following the guidance and [url=https://twitter.com/suffolk_refugee/status/1246053501626695681]doing the right thing[/url]. Anything you can give will help us to continue supporting vulnerable people whose needs are otherwise often overlooked.[/p][p]I will be juggling three balls continuously for the 26 minutes, with a witness (who will definitely make me start again if I drop a ball!), and some of it will be filmed for evidence! I might even try a few tricks towards the end![/p][p]Thank you![/p]
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Apr 27, 2020

Alan

Most impressive. It’s all balls !

Apr 27, 2020

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2020

BC

Excellent juggling Martin!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Michael S

Well done Martin! The most imaginative 2.6 challenge I've seen so far!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

S Honda

Go Beardy!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

M. Rude

Hope to get a rerun in person soon. Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2020

Mo Weaver

Go for it, Martin!

£5.00

Apr 26, 2020

Cad

Haven’t I seen you do you this at a late night party in the 90s once ? I am confident you will do it!! Good luck Seriously. I know the importance of your vital work. All power!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

Ellie

Good luck keeping the balls in the air!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2020

Sara ODriscoll

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