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simon robertson

simon robertson

PPE....Positive Potty Experience for Vine


Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00


Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p] Not many of us will be unscathed by the experiences of the pandemic. I have had my fair share of “grumbles” to put it mildly and yet I have a supportive loving family, am lucky enough to have a nice home with pets and I have a great team at work with a common goal to help others. Everyone’s issues are different and this last year has polarised people’s responses. [/p][p]Vine Counselling is a local non profit making charity offering affordable (donation based) professional counselling to people in the community who need help to cope with anxiety, stress, bereavement, depression, bullying, trauma, loneliness, abuse, family problems. Mental health really matters and they operate in a climate of acceptance and respect where every person is valued regardless of belief or background.[/p][p]They have seen an unprecedented demand for their services at a time when their fundraising opportunities have plummeted. This is an invaluable service that I would like to support in their efforts to support others who are less fortunate in life. My plan is in two parts joined by a common thread.[/p][p]In order to make this an event worth sponsoring, I need to take myself out of my comfort zone and DO something different. I know that there will be pain and discomfort in this challenge, but I also know that it will be relatively short lived. For those that I would like to help the road to being in a better place.........is much much harder.[/p][p]Firstly I aim to cycle the 350km King Alfred's Way in the first few days of June. This is an off-road mountain bike challenge that I plan to do in 3 days. Most of you know that I do a bit of road cycling, but this will be much harder and unrelenting. Secondly I will do a Tough Mudder on the 21st August. This is a 10 mile run with 25 obstacles along the way. Challenges are physical and mentally taxing and include plenty of mud, ice cold water and even electrocution. I am not a runner! AND just to make it more interesting and very much more challenging (possibly impossible).......I plan to do both components in my full work PPE! [/p][p]For the first £1000 of sponsorship raised, I shall personally match those pledges and The Dental Clinic Portishead (my workplace) has agreed to do the same. That will equate to £3000. For the next £1000 of sponsorship, that will again be pledge matched by... the (being sought). On top of that there will be gift aid to claim from personal donations.[/p][p] If there is any way that you could support this great cause and help those in need..... That would be LOVING and FANTASTIC........ BIG HUGS 🤗 xx[/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jun 2021


May 1, 2021


HI Simon, I think this is a most relevant and timely cause and I am happy to support you in raising not only the monies that are needed but also bringing awareness of such a service to people at this time.


plus £2.35 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2021


Good luck! Stay hydrated sweating so much in all the PPE! From lodge no. 2


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 14, 2021

The Bluck Family

Good luck (you nutter!) Great effort for a great cause...we will be cheering you on and have a cold beer ready for you at the finish line(s)! You've got this!


plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Apr 11, 2021

Hanne and Jason

Good luck Simon


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 8, 2021

Andrew and Phillippa

Good Luck


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 27, 2021

Barbara and jeff


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Mar 26, 2021

Debbie Cole

You are a Tough Mudder doing this in your PPE! Good luck!


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Mar 25, 2021

Marilyn and Robert

Mar 23, 2021

The Fogs

Good luck GDSD. Hope you manage to stay muddled through the whole thing.

Mar 23, 2021

Yvonne and Joe

Good luck


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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