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]Oxfordshire Mind[/b][/p][p]Oxfordshire Mind are here to make sure anyone in Oxfordshire with a mental health problem has somewhere to turn for advice and support. Last year they helped over 30,000 people.[/p][p]They promote good mental health through the provision of high quality services and campaigning for positive change. Their services include housing, talking therapies, benefits advice, a confidential and free information line, courses, physical activity programmes, volunteering opportunities and peer-support groups.[/p][p]1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point during our lives.[/p][p]At Oxfordshire Mind they firmly believe that everyone who has mental health difficulties should have somewhere to turn to for advice and support. They exist to make that happen.[/p][p]They do this through raising awareness of mental health issues, making sure that support for mental health in Oxfordshire is easy to find, and by running a range of mental health services.[/p][p]They were set up in 1967 as an independent charity to support people in Oxfordshire, but our services are quality assured through National Mind’s standards. They’re part of their network of local Minds, offering support directly to those who need it within our community.[/p][p]You can donate to this campaign in aid of Oxfordshire Mind 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]Oxfordshire Mind, 2 Kings Meadow, Osney Mead, Oxford, OX2 0DP[/b][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

31 Oct 2021


Jun 12, 2021


What a great venture.. congratulations Simon, enjoy the time


plus £2.61 Gift Aid

Jun 10, 2021



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 10, 2021



plus £6.25 Gift Aid

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