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Dale's Million Metre Challenge for Spurgeons

Fundraising for Spurgeons Children's Charity
raised of £500 target
Million Metre Challenge, Row & Run - 1 January - 19 February 2024
Spurgeons Children's Charity

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RCN 1081182
We work together with families to give every family the support they need


For the families of inmates, life can prove difficult. Not only can they face judgement and being ostracised from their community, but they may face financial hardship. Children can be particularly impacted by this and can feel devastated at their parent being absent.

Visiting prison can be particularly daunting for a family. For children the environment can seem unsettling and even frightening.

Dale Somerset has found that his family’s case worker Lucy has helped support his partner, and by extension his two children.

‘A lot of the lads here love what Spurgeons do- it's like the link that’s missing in here,’ he says. ‘I’ve had facilitated phone calls to deal with issues regarding my daughter- I wouldn’t have had that without Spurgeons. That would never have happened otherwise.

‘My key worker talks to my partner and puts her worries to bed. It’s been a game changer. My partner has never been through this before. She was worrying and having communication with Lucy has helped put her mind at ease- she now understands the process that I’m going through. There was a lot of stress for her and having someone as a point of contact has been good for her. She seems a lot more at ease. It seems to lift some weight off of her. It’s a process of emotions and having Lucy has helped 100%.’

I’m a doing this challenge to raise money for Spurgeons who have supported myself and my family.

I will be doing 140km per week on the rowing machine and treadmill.

About the charity

Spurgeons Children's Charity

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1081182
Through the delivery of support and intervention services, and by speaking up on behalf of those who need us most, we give vulnerable children and families the chance for a better future. We believe that every child deserves the opportunity to live a happy and hope-filled life.

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