Sam Barnes

75km around Windermere to raise money for Hostage International

Fundraising for Hostage International
raised of £2,500 target
by 138 supporters
The Lap Ultramarathon Windermere, 11 May 2024
Hostage International

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RCN 1161072
We provide practical and emotional support to those affected by hostage situations


I'm taking on this challenge to raise funds for Hostage International (HI), an organization that supported my family during an incredibly difficult time. HI provides expert emotional and practical support to families of hostages and hostages after they return home. The care and guidance with which they treated my now-departed Nan, after my uncle was taken hostage and subsequently killed, was one of the few things that could return a smile to her face (pictured in the gallery with Sir Terry Waite) even in her darkest days. They also provided my family with invaluable support, advice and understanding. We will forever be grateful for the difference HI made. Please join me in supporting this incredible organisation so that they may continue this great work.

Two years ago I struggled to complete a 5K without experiencing a sudden urge to keel over, and so the training process has been arduous, and hopefully, the fells are kind to me.

The Lap ( ) Is a 75 km (47 miles) ultramarathon encompassing lake Windermere and the surrounding fells. In total, 2.5km of ascent along the route. While there is a 24-hour cut-off for the route I'm hoping to complete the course in sub 12 hours, so that I can enjoy a post-run beer in the sunset.

Thank you all for your support!


About the charity

Hostage International

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RCN 1161072
Hostage International provides practical and emotional support to those affected by the kidnap or arbitrary detention of a loved one, and to hostages and detainees after release. Our team offers free, independent and confidential support through this traumatic time.

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