Wintercomfort admin
Published: 29th January 2024

Mick has set himself an epic fundraising challenge for 2024. He is taking to the local Cambridgeshire roads to run, walk and (if necessary) crawl the distance from Lands’ End to John O’Groats, which is an incredible 874 miles! He aims to complete the challenge by ‘World Homeless Day,’ on the 10 October and raise vital funds for his chosen charities. 

Mick works for the Department for Levelling Up, Housing & Communities, based in Cambridge and is a long-standing supporter of Wintercomfort.

‘Homelessness is something that is close to my heart – I am hoping that through this challenge I will be able to raise funds for my chosen charities who all do such remarkable work supporting the homeless community. In the early 2000s I volunteered in homeless services and visited Wintercomfort on several occasions. I have fond memories of those days.

Here we are in 2024 and if anything, the homelessness crisis is more acute than it was back then. If I can raise some funds for the charities dedicated to supporting people experiencing homelessness, then I feel I am helping.’

No stranger to a challenge, last year, Mick scaled the world’s highest mountain, Mount Everest, (albeit from the safety of Cambridgeshire), where he climbed a 20m hill, 442 times to reach the 8,849m height of Everest.

Mick, who has experienced thyroid issues recently, requiring radioactive iodine treatment, is determined to achieve his goal in raising £3000, for three charities, all focused on providing support to homeless and vulnerably housed people.

My plan is not to get too far ahead of myself, I just need to focus on completing one mile at a time, staying fit and healthy will be the key.’

You can help Mick reach his fundraising goal by visiting his JustGiving page here.

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