Thomas Gilbert

Thomas's Running Challenges for Refreshment UK

Fundraising for Refreshment UK
£170
raised of £300 target
The Refreshers Fund directly supports the work of Refreshment UK in 2024 to 2025 across Blackpool. Through this fund, we support our team at the Refresh Centre, and plan a programme of exciting events in Blackpool.

Story

In 2024, I am raising money for Refreshment UK by running in three events.

The Blackpool Festival of Running 5k (20th April)

The Blackpool Music Run 5k (14 July)

Run The Lights 5k (17 August)

I am partially sighted and these challenges are not easy for me. However, I am determined to run them and complete them. I am part of the Refreshers group that meet every Monday where we help each other with our mental health. I also work from Refresh Deansgate.

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Refreshment UK has been running since 2012, and is led by Simon & Laura Cooper. They have been involved in itinerant ministry for over 20 years, both in the UK and overseas. They have a passion for facilitating retreats, as well as leading practical mission experiences.

Simon, our CEO, manages Chronic Kidney Disease and does this by getting involved in running with two different purposes. On a Monday evening, we have a Refreshers track session, where people come to run, walk and socialise, using exercise to refresh the mind by refreshing the body. Simon also travels with others to run at races and events, wearing a custom-made shirt with a message from Romans 5 from the Bible on the back.

By running with Jesus, this is one of the main ways we live out life in mission in 2024.

About the campaign

The Refreshers Fund directly supports the work of Refreshment UK in 2024 to 2025 across Blackpool. Through this fund, we support our team at the Refresh Centre, and plan a programme of exciting events in Blackpool.

About the charity

Refreshment UK

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Refreshment UK is a charity dedicated to encouraging and equipping Christians. We encourage intimacy with God through retreating, then equip by providing the resources and opportunities to live out a life in mission.

Donation summary

Total raised
£170.00
+ £25.00 Gift Aid
Online donations
£140.00
Offline donations
£30.00

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