Trustee completes 100km run for local people in need

Trustee raising an amazing £5400 for local people in need.

Over the weekend 10-11 July local man Dan Bradbury and his partner Lorie-Lanie Shanks completed the 100km Race to the Stones 2021 endurance event over the 2 days. To mark his 38th birthday his aim was to raise money for local charity South Warwickshire Welfare Trust.

SWWT provides grants to a wide range of local people who are in need and are either sick, convalescent or have a disability.

Dan raised a total of £5400 in donations from generous friends and family, also from local businesses.

How much is the average grant?2021-08-03T10:55:55+00:00

In 2020, the year of Covid-19, grants ranged from £90 to over £800 (average grant £212)

How many people to these grants help?2021-08-03T10:55:18+00:00

In 2020, the year of Covid-19, the Trust helped 36 individuals/families helped (in more normal years 50-60 awards)

What do these grants pay for?2021-08-03T10:53:29+00:00

Typically they pay for items, services or facilities not available from other sources eg white goods, carpeting, home aids and cookers, as well as support with costs such as travel, education and heating.

Keen to make a difference

Dan commented ‘I am a trustee of this charity and some of the grant applications are truly heartbreaking. We know that there are serious problems in our area this year due to Covid-19. Government restrictions have hit those who are sick and poor the hardest. SWWT is particularly keen to make a difference at this exceptional time’.

Hilary Holland, Chair of Trustees, says ‘Dan has been a real champion for the SWWT cause. Trustee meetings generally follow a businesslike agenda but when he slipped in to any other business at our April meeting that he was to run an ultramarathon for the charity I was impressed, but we now know what an incredible effort he and his partner made to complete the challenge. All monies raised will go towards helping someone cope with sickness or disability’

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