ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

ShelterBox hero Colin begins his challenge across the UK

Rotary member Colin Bell takes on an exceptional 1,000-mile challenge with a green ShelterBox on his back.

If walking and running all the way from Scotland to Cornwall wasn’t enough, Colin will be climbing Great Britain’s three tallest peaks during his journey.

It is thought to be the first time a combined JOGLE – John O’Groats to Land’s End – and Three Peaks Challenge have been attempted together.

Just three years ago he completed 48 marathons in a year, so he is no stranger to a challenge.

Proving himself unstoppable in 2015, we are sure he will exceed expectations when fundraising for Rotary-backed charity ShelterBox this summer.

His foot-pounding journey began on the 9th June and is expected to be complete by 23rd July, his birthday.

He expresses, “ShelterBox goes the extra mile when delivering aid to people made homeless by disasters and conflict.

I do these things because I believe in ShelterBox.”

“Refugees can endure journeys of thousands of miles, carrying all their worldly possessions.

“This 1000-mile challenge will help me to highlight the fantastic work that ShelterBox does whilst experiencing just a little bit of what people need to do to reach safety.”

Friends and family will be supporting him along the route, helped with a sponsorship from his home club and aspirations of other clubs chipping in to donate.

Members of the public have already spotted Colin on his travels and donated.

“I’m carrying everything with me, so I’ll have nights sleeping rough, eat basic food and experience the pain and loneliness of a solo journey.

“I do these things because I believe in ShelterBox and their commitment to ensure that no family is left without shelter.”

Last year, among other ShelterBox fundraisers, Colin met HRH The Duchess of Cornwall at the official opening of the charity’s new HQ in Truro.

As a member of Bodmin Rotary, Colin has volunteered and fundraised for many years.

He will often give up his time to speak on ShelterBox’s work and raise awareness.

Colin’s determination is an example to us all, with a selfless drive to help those in torn countries.

More information

You can support Colin via his JustGiving page and check on his progress on his Facebook and Twitter pages.