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 much much harder.[/p][p]My first challenge was to cycle the 350km King Alfred's Way and this is an off-road mountain bike challenge that I did in 3 days in early June. Most of you know that I do a bit of road cycling, but that was much harder and unrelenting with 10 hour days in the saddle. We cycled on the hottest 3 days of the year and day two I was close to getting sun stroke. There are a select few photos of that part of the challenge. Secondly I am now in training to 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]The team at work have set up an Instagram account with a timeline of me training and also snippets from the cycling……my Instagram account is Positively Potty Experience. I even have a TikTok presence which is something that I never thought I would ever say…….have a look for a bit of fun at my expense!![/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 and I proud to have Debbie Fortune Estate Agents as local support. On top of that there will be gift aid to claim from personal donations. I really would like to get as close as possible to the £10,000 mark and make a real difference to the charity.[/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

21 Aug 2021


Sep 17, 2021


Great challenge for great cause - hope it went well!


Sep 14, 2021



plus £85.00 Gift Aid

Sep 1, 2021


Great cause, great effort, Vin !!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 14, 2021

Mike Jones

Well done


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2021

Mark Ireland

Good man Simon! Keep going!


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2021

Fran Dowler

Go Simon!!! Full PPE is just showing off but could be helpful in the Tough Mudder.


plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Aug 2, 2021



plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jul 20, 2021


Jul 9, 2021


Pete & Helen Jefferies


plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Jul 9, 2021

Meg Grey

Good luck!


plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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