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Well Wishes from Sir Steve Redgrave as Fundraising Target Exceeded

Article date: 02/04/2015

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Paul Mitchell (Mitch), Director of Evacusafe, is feeling delighted at the overwhelming support that has been shown so far in the form of generous donations towards his 100 mile self-supported, wild camping charity fund raising trek for Crohns and Colitis UK.

Mitch announced his fund raising campaign just over two weeks ago and donations have been coming in thick and fast on a daily basis since he launched his web page at www.justgiving.com/evacusafe.

Another great morale booster for Mitch is the news that he has received a personal message from none other than Olympic Athlete, and Ambassador of Crohns and Colitis UK, Sir Steve Redgrave – who has been a sufferer of Ulcerative Colitis for a number of years.

Sir Steve Redgrave sent the following message to Mitch:

"Paul, Well done for raising awareness and funds for Crohns and Colitis UK by walking 100 miles in April. Fantastic effort. Great news that you are supporting such a brilliant charity. Good luck"
Sir Steve Redgrave

While the clock ticks towards the start date and Mitch gets his final training sessions and preparation under way, there is still plenty of time for anyone wanting to make donations to do so. Simply visit www.justgiving.com/evacusafe to make your pledge.

Mitch said “I’m over the moon that Sir Steve Redgrave has wished me luck. This is by far my biggest personal challenge to date and I’m extremely grateful for every bit of support that I receive. People have been very generous with their donations so far and my initial target of £750.00 has already been surpassed and is currently running at just over £1,150.00. I would love to raise even more if possible for this incredible charity and I therefore urge anyone reading this to make a donation”.

Mitch will embark on his fully self-supported trek around Avebury in Wiltshire, head along the Ridgeway towards Ivinghoe Beacon and finish in the village of Ivinghoe in Buckinghamshire on April 17th. After spending his daylight hours navigating his way through downland, secluded valleys and woodland, he will be spending each night in a small tent, camping in wild woodlands.

Progress updates will be made as and when possible throughout the trek.

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