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Team Smolen

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]It’s an odd old time, but right now the Ride London is still going ahead, and me and my dad are cycling for Shelter. [/p][p][b]I’ll start with the serious stuff. [/b][/p][p](Read this in full to discover why I have shared the below ghastly photo of myself with a swollen face from 2017)[/p][p]As you might know, I have joined Shelter as their social media officer recently. To say we’re busy is an understatement. The nature of social media means we get a lot of calls for help via our channels, and I’ve been shocked at what I’ve seen. [/p][p]The Coronavirus pandemic has highlighted just how easy it is to become homeless, and how vital good housing is for a stable and *safe* life. [/p][p]In the past few weeks, we’ve heard from someone who works at a hospital. Their landlord wants to evict them because they're scared of contracting Coronavirus. Unless there's a cure,?they've 'got to go'. This means they are at a real risk of homelessness, and sadly this is far from an isolated case. [/p][p]I’ve also seen people desperate for help because they’ve had no hot water for months, their landlord won’t help and they’re afraid they’re not washing their hands properly. [/p][p]Some people are in temporary accommodation, sometimes seeing families of 6 put in a 12×7 foot room with two double beds. Imagine self-isolating together in that. [/p][p]Our helpline is taking so many extra calls from people worried about losing their jobs, their homes and keeping their family safe right now.[/p][p]If you weren't quite sure what Shelter does, then hopefully this gives you an idea. The struggles of people on the street are just the tip of the iceberg. [/p][p][b]Now the lighter stuff[/b][/p][p]The last time I cycled over 100 miles was when my and I family decided to cycle to Cornwall for lols. [/p][p]It was one of the hottest weeks of the year, and I became allergic to something, which was then inflamed by the hot sun. Long story short, this is what happened to my face. Great stuff.[/p][p]Now I'll be back on my bike, hoping it doesn't happen again, and riding with the one and only Leon Smolen. [/p][p]After he’s climbed out of the PPE he’ll be wearing while working hard at Broomfield Hospital right now, he says he'll train me and ride alongside me.[/p][p][b]A quick note on fundraisers[/b][/p][p]My plan is to try my very best to raise money by providing something fun for you to do. However right now I can't exactly book a village hall. I’m working out ways I can run virtual raffles, pub quizzes and other fun things. So bare with me here.[/p]
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May 18, 2020

Tom Bage

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Ellie

BRUCE BRUCE BRUCE BRUCE

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Lol

Go team Smolen! Good luck guys x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Adam May

Great cause! Good luck!

£15.00

May 17, 2020

Libby

Enjoyed your pavement assault courses! Good luck x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Polly

You can do it Bruce!!

May 17, 2020

Hannah

Amazing cause! Well done team Smolen x

May 17, 2020

Anonymous

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Becky Chivers

Amazing cause! Well Done!!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 17, 2020

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Bronya Smolen

Bronya Smolen

Leon Smolen

Leon Smolen