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Simon Barclay

Simon's Marathon Des Sables fundraising page

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

My story

[lt]h3[gt][b]In my 50th year I have decided that in the absence of any sunny weather in the UK, I would compete in the ‘Toughest Footrace on Earth’ the Marathon des Sables [url=http://www.marathondessables.co.uk/]http://www.marathondessables.co.uk/[/url]  - 160 miles in 6 days across the Sahara carrying all my food and equipment. Why not? Clearly I need to get out more but more importantly, it gives me an opportunity to raise some money for a Charity that has done so much to help those who have done so much to serve us. I have set myself a large target of £9,000 but I know that in the same way that I [i]will[/i] complete the race no matter what, I [i]will[/i] also reach that target. Every penny donated will go to the charity. [/b][lt]/h3[gt][lt]h3[gt][b][b]There is very little that is more important than ensuring that those men and women that have put their lives on the line for us are treated properly and with respect when they leave the Armed forces. Walking with the Wounded [b][url=http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/]http://walkingwiththewounded.org.uk/[/url] are a fantastic organisation with the sole aim of helping those that for so many years did so much for us. [b]Their Head Start programme [b]provides ex-servicemen and women, who experience mental health difficulties, with a military front door to access effective and evidence based therapeutic support. They work in collaboration with the NHS and other charities to complement the existing provision.[/b][/b][/b][/b][/b][lt]/h3[gt][lt]h3[gt][b][i]I'm not normally one to be pushy but this is so worthwhile and these men and women really do need our help and this is just the way to give it.[/i][/b][b] [/b][lt]/h3[gt][lt]h3[gt][b][lt]br /[gt][/b][lt]/h3[gt]

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Apr 23, 2016

The Lawries

Just amazing, well done Simon. Ian & Gwynnie

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2016

The Rowe Family

Just to say Simon I walked 100 miles in the Sarah over 7 days with food provided and Luggage carried and that was hard enough . Your achievement is truly amazing Well Done

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2016

The Flatt Family

Just a small donation for such a massive achievement! Amazing! From The Flatt Family

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2016

The Gregory Family

What an amazing achievement - many congratulations. Love Julian, Caroline, Lucy, Sophie, Alice and Emily Gregory xx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 16, 2016

Lucinda and Roger

Truly awesome!

Apr 15, 2016

The Gaffneys

Hope that you are back in one piece Simon!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 15, 2016


Via Tom, but from Barbara (Clare's mum) xox

Apr 15, 2016

Jo Loombe

A remarkable man with an even more remarkable family. xxx

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2016

Ed, Mimi, Ellie, Annabel + James

Following your progress from SA - you're nearly there now - keep going !


Apr 12, 2016

The Stewards

What an amazing effort for such a worthy cause ! Good luck Simon and come back safely. xx