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Helping Hands 56 not out challenge

56 challenges in my 56th year for Helping Hands Community Charity because people in our community need help now

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Born from a seed sowed by a friend , the concept is not original ,  but from a passing conversation ,  together with a purpose ,  the 56 Not Out Challenge was born.



The number of people living on the streets in our towns and cities is on the increase and I cannot sit back and do nothing.



 I am 56 years old this year, not a significant birthday ,  but the need is now. So as I enter my 56th year on the 30th May
 2017 the challenge will start. 56 challenges before I turn 57. Not all   of the challenges are physical, some will test my powers of persuasion, some my nerve ,  others will challenge my sanity. To see fair play and keep me on the straight and narrow, my wife
 Julie will be manning “basecamp” and sharing the journey with me.



I plan to keep my supporters up to date using a blog and social media and engaging help and support for some of the challenges , although for many, unfortunately I will be on my own. 




















































































































































Run 56 times with 56 different people
run 10 k event in fancy dress
See the sun rise and set on the longest day
Start a race ( and then run it )
Blow the whistle at the start of a football / rubgy match
Introduce a band at a major venue
Grow a beard
Have an article publish in the national press
Appear on TV
Absail a building
Run a marathon
Help switch on the xmas lights
Appear in the panto
Be on the radio
Open water swimming
Run naked in the snow
Help out at a soup kitchen
Sleep on the streets 
Appear on a global live webcast
Organise a charity dinnerRun at least 5.6 miles in 10 cities
Busk 
canoe down canal
Fly a remote control plane
cycle 100 miles in a day
No alcohol for 56 days
Triathon 
get my face painted
Drive something steam powered
Walk 56 miles on the coast path
drive a tank
eat a raw egg
56 photo challenge
5 a side footbal
colour run
duathlon
Compare at a big event
Work on a building site
table tenis 
10 pull ups 
Drive a JCB
Blind park run
Mascote
Dress up as a knight
work on a market stall
Ride on a Harley Davidson
Get at least 56 post cards from 56 countries
ring church bells






















































































































































Run 56 times with 56 different people
run 10 k event in fancy dress
See the sun rise and set on the longest day
Start a race ( and then run it )
Blow the whistle at the start of a football / rubgy match
Introduce a band at a major venue
Grow a beard
Have an article publish in the national press
Appear on TV
Absail a building
Run a marathon
Help switch on the xmas lights
Appear in the panto
Be on the radio
Open water swimming
Run naked in the snow
Help out at a soup kitchen
Sleep on the streets 
Appear on a global live webcast
Organise a charity dinnerRun at least 5.6 miles in 10 cities
Busk 
canoe down canal
Fly a remote control plane
cycle 100 miles in a day
No alcohol for 56 days
Triathon 
get my face painted
Drive something steam powered
Walk 56 miles on the coast path
drive a tank
eat a raw egg
56 photo challenge
5 a side footbal
colour run
duathlon
Compare at a big event
Work on a building site
table tenis 
10 pull ups 
Drive a JCB
Blind park run
Mascote
Dress up as a knight
work on a market stall
Ride on a Harley Davidson
Get at least 56 post cards from 56 countries
ring church bells





My aim is to raise awareness of the issue and what we can do to help , along with raising some much needed funds for the local charity Helping Hands and  national charity Shelter.

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