Darren Parnell

Darren's Christmas Eve Challenge

Fundraising for Southmead Project
raised of £1,000 target
by 87 supporters
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Southmead Project

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RCN 1076617


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Through my employer, I’ve managed to get involved with a number of charities over the years and since the beginning of the pandemic I’ve been lucky enough to help a local charity as well as other colleagues to utilise our business skills to make a difference.

What’s clear is COVID-19 has had a huge impact on lives across the globe. Its caused isolation and it’s closed the doors businesses, including charities that are providing critical services to our communities.

I wanted to do a challenge/event that would allow me to raise as much awareness as possible for a local charity that serves Bristol and surrounding areas. The Southmead Project provides free counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction.

The charity offers specialist counselling for up to a year, as well as additional support through group work and community based projects. They invest their time and make every effort to rehabilitate through long term counselling, it’s not a revolving door service.

They also offer Group support for their clients and their client's family members'.

Finally, they run community based projects, that include painting, sculpture, poetry and water sports. They use creativity to help support their clients healing process. 

These services are all FREE. Without further funding the Charity will not survive. 

I will be raising money for this fantastic charity  with a 24hr period and finishing on Christmas Eve, I will be completing the following challenge;

  • 2 mile swim (open water)
  • 60 mile cycle
  • 6 mile run
  • 26 mile row (rowing machine)

I’d welcome any donation and all money raised will go to the Charity. If you aren't in a position to donate money, please share and like - I'd really like to raise as much awareness as possible.

If you'd like to join me on any of the above, just drop me a message. Alternatively, if you would like to support this charity independently, please include #southmeadproject to any challenge you take on and post on social media.

Thanks for your time and will keep everyone posted with my progress, including live streams of the challenge.

Darren x

About the charity

Southmead Project

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RCN 1076617
The Southmead Project provides free specialist counselling and support for survivors of abuse and addiction across Bristol and surrounding areas.

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