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Indoor Ironman Success

A huge well done and thank you to Paul Mussert, Sales Director at Smith Nephew, who completed the distance of an Ironman, 140.6 miles, in just under 6hrs 25min on his in-door spin bike. By doing so, he raised an amazing £1905 for Julian House.⁠

Paul’s helping us support vulnerable people who are at real risk during this difficult time. Underlying health issues, the rigours of a street based lifestyle and simple impediments such as no access to washing facilities, all means that they are particularly at risk during the Coronavirus. Likewise the difficulty of not being able to safely self-isolate is another major threat.⁠

On top of this, the Coronavirus has been a big threat to our services and our ability to fund them. So much so, we’re predicting an income loss of at least £200,000 – vital income we use to fund our life saving services. ⁠

Despite this, thanks to his support and the public’s we are making good gains. Our hostel and domestic abuse refuge is still open and still taking referrals, we’ve doubled our outreach sessions so we’ve got teams on the ground supporting rough sleepers and we’re working with partners to get as many rough sleepers into safe accommodation. Since the start of April, we’ve support 40 additional men and women with a history of rough sleeping into safe accommodation across BANES. ⁠

By taking on this challenge and raising money, Paul’s made a real difference in helping us do this and continue to support them. Thank You!⁠

Find out more about his challenge and donate to support him here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/Ironmanin-doors