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The Big Blind Run: Conquering Brighton to Belfast

Fundraising for Time to Talk Befriending

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  • Event: THE BIG BLIND RUN - BRIGHTON TO BELFAST, 02 Nov 2018 to 04 Nov 2018

Time to Talk Befriending

We provide community outreach & befriending to reduce feelings of chronic loneliness

Charity Registration No. 1147885

Story

During the Big Blind Run challenge, the Homewise team will conquer the distance from Brighton to Belfast, inspired by Time to Talk Befriending and our new friend Bill.

Time to Talk Befriending are a Sussex-based charity supporting vulnerable older people who are experiencing chronic loneliness and social isolation. We volunteer with Time to Talk Befriending every fortnight and met Bill earlier this year through the befriending scheme.

Bill is a visually-impaired veteran who sometimes feels lonely in his care home and is struggling with losing his sight. We are passionate about raising money to help Time to Talk Befriending continue helping people in the community, like Bill, every day.

Our aim is to raise at least £10,000 for Time to Talk Befriending, who will use this money to hire a new permanent staff member! This would mean their befriending services are not limited to Brighton and Hove, but will run in the Worthing community as well.

Our challenge is broken up into two parts. Firstly, on November 4th half of our staff will be running 10K in pairs, with one being blindfolded throughout, at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.

Along with this, the rest of our team will be pulling on their hiking boots and heading out on a 10K coastal walk from our office in Worthing, two days earlier on November 2nd.

Mark Neal, Managing Director at Homewise, said of the fundraising challenge:
"We value passion and empowerment at Homewise and our dedicated team are going to conquer this feat together for a wonderful cause. I’m so proud of everyone and look forward to seeing us all unite to motivate and encourage each other on the day."

Visit our website to hear directly from Emily Kenward, founder of Time to Talk Befriending, and how the £10,000 raised will hugely impact the community this winter.

Copy this link to watch the video: https://goo.gl/jHVbbM

Thank you for your support!

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