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Paul Bennett

Lon Las

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My story

[p]In 2001 I started my journey with Youth for Christ. I never expected to be here this long but it is such an exciting important ministry staying seemed obvious.[/p][p]Each week we have around 400 interactions with young people. 400 interactions that would not happen if Youth for Christ was not in Gloucestershire. The only trouble is that there are 150,000 young people in Gloucestershire and 400 interactions a week is a long way short of reaching them all. We exist to see young people’s lives changed by Jesus. Some encounter Jesus, others discover their purpose and others come to understand that there really are people who care and gain in self-confidence.[/p][p]The Lon Las Challenge is an opportunity for a final challenge in my 40s before I reach the big one at the of 2019! This time I am taking on a challenge with a group of people who have a wide range of experience of taking on such a challenge, some with no experience at all. Lon Las Cymru, or North to South Wales, is a challenging 235-mile route through the country’s most mountainous countryside, including the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia. It is one of the most challenging rides in the UK, behind Lands’ End to John O’Groats. The scenery is among the finest in the UK, starting at Holyhead and heading across valleys, mountain tops and estuaries until arriving at Cardiff. Ridden over four days it is a challenging ride. [/p][p]You can see maps and profiles of the four days using the links below:[/p][p]Day 1: Holyhead to Porthmadog 58 miles[/p][p][url=https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2321550268]https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2321550268[/url][/p][p]Day 2: Porthmadog to Staylittle 60 miles[/p][p][url=https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2321558023]https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2321558023[/url][/p][p]Day 3 Staylittle to Bwlch 67 Miles[/p][p][url=https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2397518317]https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2397518317[/url][/p][p]Day 4: Bwlch to Cardiff 49 miles[/p][p][url=https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2397640585]https://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/2397640585[/url][/p][p][br][/p][p] The challenge is never easy but nor is our work. Would you join me in making the challenge of reaching 150,000 young people more attainable by sponsoring my and help change young people’s lives.[/p]

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Jun 1, 2019

Paul Tucker

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 30, 2019


Well done everyone- amazing achievement!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 28, 2019

Vicki Phillips

Well done Paul!!

May 27, 2019

Steve & Ruth Dinnis

Good luck to you all! Hope the chafing isn't too bad!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

Nikki Seville

Soar High on Wings Like Eagles!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 27, 2019

James Vaughton

Go Paul. Every blessing in the great work of YFC Glos. Lived working alongside you at YFC.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 26, 2019


Excellent work, Paul!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 26, 2019

John n Deb

As was said in the sermon at our church this morning - just go for it!