Team Bridges' Humber Tri Challenge

Team Bridges' Humber Tri Challenge

£6,970

Raised so far

  • 93 Donors
  • About

On Saturday 12th September, James Britton and friends will be taking on an incredible 63-mile Humber Tri Challenge to help raise vital funds for Forward at The Bridges rehabilitation centre in Hull!

What is The Humber Tri Challenge?

Supported by The Humber Rescue, the challenge will see Team Bridges swimming 1.6 miles, followed by a 48-mile bike ride to Faxfleet, and lastly a 13-mile run back to the Humber Bridge.

This challenge is truly a test of strength and endurance which requires relentless training. James was recently interviewed on BBC Radio Humberside to discuss this. You can listen here (20min:50s)

Keep up to date with the team's training and challenge news on Facebook and follow live on the day..! #GoTeamBridges.

A few words from James Britton:

"I have known of The Bridges for many years and the work they do, taking offenders with addiction and putting them through a program to help them think differently and take control of their lives. This is inspiring and the results speak for themselves. This is a World class facility in Hull, supported by the local business community and fundraising is crucial. 

Knowing the decisions the graduates from The Bridges make every day and those in treatment now I have set this challenge with others that will need the same values to succeed: hard work, training, and self belief in ourselves that we can succeed - and with a good team around we can swim across the mighty Humber river, cycle 50 miles and run the half marathon back to the Humber Bridge completing the challenge to do a good thing... raise money for this superb cause, and to show people that with these values anything is possible."

About The Bridges:

The Bridges (run by The Forward Trust) is the only rehabilitation centre in the UK that offers specialised treatment to ex-offenders to help overcome their addiction to drugs and/or alcohol.

Alongside their substance misuse treatment programme, men at the centre have access to a range of other services which enables them to build the necessary life skills to build positive, healthy and happy future for themselves, their families and wider society.

The Bridges’ impact is unrivalled - 68% of the individuals entering the centre complete their full treatment programme (compared to the national completion average of 45%).

Since opening in 2004, The Bridges has supported over 440 men – many of whom have since remained in Hull and have contributed significantly to the strong recovery community in the city.

Your donation today will help ensure The Bridges’ live saving work continues.

Thanks for taking the time to visit this page. Team Bridges’ efforts are making a real difference to the lives of those affected by addiction and/or crime. Your support will undoubtedly help James and the team to achieve this wild challenge.

For more information about the The Bridges, and The Forward Trust, please contact Maylis Djikalou at fundraising@forwardtrust.org.uk or call 020 3981 5532.

Fundraising updates

16 posts