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£395raised of £2,156 target by 13 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,156 to Help the most vulnerable people across Lancashire.

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You would think a story would have to start at the beginning, but the thing is – I don’t quite know where the beginning actually is or how in a country with the fifth biggest economy in world (IMF, 2018) things got quite this bad. However things are bad – just look around you, poverty is everywhere and it is getting worse.

In last financial year The Trussell Trust (which accounts for roughly two thirds of UK foodbanks), gave out 1,332,952 three-day emergency food supplies to people in crisis nationwide. This compares to 913,138 three-day emergency food supplies given to people in crisis in 2013/2014. (The Trussell Trust, 2018) This is an increase of 45%!


In the North West alone over the same period, the increase is from 138’644 to 197’182, which is an increase of 42%! (The Trussell Trust, 2018).

I am lucky; I have a good job, great friends, and a loving family. I can have a hot meal pretty much whenever I want. However, not everyone is as lucky as you or me. There are thousands of people out there who need our help. Nobody deserves to live in poverty anywhere in the modern world, never mind right here in Lancashire.

The average wage in Lancashire is £21’056 ( Lancashire County Council, 2018). I invite you all to join me in raising 10% of the average wage over the next year for the most vulnerable of our society and help those most in need get the help they deserve. I will be undertaking a number of physical challenges throughout the year to raise funds for this much-needed cause. This includes the Windermere marathon in May, which has a reputation as one of the most challenging road marathons in the UK.

I will be working closely with local charities such as the Foxton centre, Emmaus in Preston and Penwortham Churches Together Food Bank who all do fantastic work in getting food to people who need it the most and helping the homeless.

Please join me in helping in any way you can. Invite your friends to help spread the word and help the people who need it the most.

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  • Stewart Simpson3 months ago
    Stewart Simpson

    Stewart Simpson

    3 months ago

    Last week was my longest run yet covering a half marathon in distance! I'm still not mentally prepared for the full thing yet and training has been a bit inconsistent this week. But I'm ready for the next challenge which is another 10km 2 weeks today for Mad Dog Bark to the Future! I did a 10km today to give people an idea of what shape I'm in, but hoping to go faster on race day! If you want to do the sweapstake for this online please donate £2 and guess your time in the comments. The winner will receive half the donations as a prize!

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  • Stewart Simpson4 months ago
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    Stewart Simpson

    4 months ago

    A very big thank you once again for everyone who entered the Boxing Day sweepstake. The funds have all been collected and thanks to the generosity of Mary who donated her winnings, the total raised was £32. My next 10km is on the 3rd February in the brilliantly named MAD DOG 9……. Bark To The Future. I know a few people have asked about a sweepstake for this one too, so I am going to give people a chance to enter online this time as well. Keep your eyes peeled, I will post an update soon.

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  • Stewart Simpson4 months ago
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    Stewart Simpson

    4 months ago

    Hope everyone had a good Christmas yesterday! This morning I took part in the Boxing Day 10km as the 1st event to raise some much needed funds. It was a cold one and my official finishing time was 56mins 33.17. Thanks to everyone who entered the sweepstake, well done Mary Colapinto for guessing the closest time of 56mins 41.29! My next race is on the 3rd Feb in Southport and I'll be doing another sweepstake then if you're feeling lucky. Thanks again for everyone who has shown their support so far it is very much appreciated!

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4 months ago

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Page last updated on: 3/29/2019 11.32

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  • Service Care Solutions

    Service Care Solutions

    Mar 29, 2019

    Well done Stewart from all at Service Care Solutions.

    £250.00

  • Richard Freye

    Richard Freye

    Mar 21, 2019

    Good Luck!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 23, 2019

    £25.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 6, 2019

    Keep it up! Great cause.

  • Jack Fellows

    Jack Fellows

    Feb 5, 2019

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Feb 2, 2019

    Excellent charity, good luck and keep on running.

  • Kimberley & Josh Corps

    Kimberley & Josh Corps

    Jan 25, 2019

    Great cause, well done on the hard work.

    £10.00

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