Simon Coates

Simon Coates

2000 miles in 8 months


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My name is Simon Coates, and between 1st March 2021 and 31st October 2021 I will be undertaking the challenge to hike 2000 miles in aid of 16 charities whose work is close to my heart. I am aiming to raise at least £1000 for each of the charities I am supporting, and these funds will make a real difference in enabling the charities to continue their work and survive the extremely challenging times we find ourselves in.[/p][p]You can find out more about the challenge and keep track of how I am getting on on my website ([url=][/url]), by joining the challenge Facebook group ([url=][/url]) or by following me on Twitter ([url=][/url]).[/p][p][b]Helen and Douglas House[/b][/p][p]Helen and Douglas House provides hospice care for terminally ill babies, children and their families.[/p][p]They provide medical, emotional, and practical support, helping families deal with the implications of living with a child who will die prematurely, so they can make the most of their time together.[/p][p]With your support, they were able to continue to care for local terminally ill children and their families throughout the crisis last year and will continue to do so in 2021. Like everyone else, they have had to change the way they do that.[/p][p]They have conducted more home visits and telephone or video calls to families than ever before and they have also provided end of life care for a number of children and their families at their hospice during the lockdown period. Thanks to people like yourselves, they have been able to provide vital care to local terminally ill children.[/p][p]‘Whilst they have been able to access some financial help from the Government, they cannot continue to care for children without public support so please continue to support us and donate to help children who need your help now’.[/p][p]Their priority is to continue to operate our service at the hospice and in the community to ensure that all children have access to specialist palliative care.[/p][p]You can donate to this campaign in aid of Helen and Douglas House between 25th February 2021 and 31st January 2022, and anything you can donate will give invaluable support to allow the charity to continue their work.[/p][p]If you would prefer to send a cheque to the charity, you can write to them at the following address - please do include a cover note telling them your donation is as a result of my hiking challenge:[/p][p][b]Helen and Douglas House, 14A Magdalen Road, Oxford, OX4 1RW[/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Oct 2021


May 24, 2021

Ali Andy and Jennifer


plus £1.25 Gift Aid

May 22, 2021

Alison Williams

Simon - I admire you hugely! Well done! Much love, Alison


plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Apr 5, 2021

John and Gill

Mar 27, 2021



plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 20, 2021



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