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Steve Doswell

A year-long challenge to run in every member state before the UK leaves the EU in order to raise funds for RSVP and Changing Faces

Raising money for multiple charities

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I'm enthusiastic about running, European politics, history and communication. I'm also aware of the devastating effects of rape and sexual violence as weapons of war, notably during the collapse of Germany in WW2 and in the Balkans during the disintegration of Yugoslavia in the 1990s. And as a 'professional' communicator I understand how important the human face is to convey meaning, emotion and identity and consequently how impairing it must be to live with facial disfigurement.  These disparate interests and insights come together with Running: Me Running EU, my attempt to do some good for RSVP and Changing Faces. These two small but vital charities are each led by inspiring individuals who in turn have inspired me to create this challenge. Thank you for supporting me.

Event details


I'm going to attempt to run in all 28 countries of the European Union before Britain leaves at 11pm on 29 March 2019. In each country I'll aim to run with local running groups and clubs, taking part in organised races when I can. Wherever I go, I'll tell people about this crazy challenge, the reasons why it's important to me and about the work of RSVP and Changing Faces. Please help me support these two fantastic charities.

Event date

05-June-2018 23:00  - 
29-March-2019 23:00

Event type

Running / Walking

Event is completed


Well done Steve an awesome achievement albeit an extremely sad time in British politics a wonderful endorsement of our current freedom of movement all soon to be lost
Donation by Marion and Fraser
on 29-03-2019
£12.50 gift aid
Donation by Julie Dudley
on 29-03-2019
£7.50 gift aid
Well done EU!
Donation by Lynda Batchelor
on 29-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Impressive stuff Steve - well done!
Donation by Oli Howard
on 29-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Proud of you, Dad!
Donation by Luke Doswell
on 28-03-2019
£0.00 gift aid
καλή τύχη for your final country! It's such a brilliant idea that you have executed amazingly - come hell and high water! I have goose bumps just thinking about you running up to the Acropolis in Athens. You are an inspiration!!
Donation by Laura Gale
on 28-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Brilliant Steve - Well Done !
Donation by Brenda Scott
on 27-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
An inspiring idea and an inspiration! Well done Steve!
Donation by Suzanne Peck
on 26-03-2019
£5.00 gift aid
Congratulations on your initiative and also on your stamina and running ability! How many pairs of shoes have you managed to run through across all the countries?
Donation by Tony Hall
on 25-03-2019
Well done an extra pound for every country. I’m including the UK until at least 12 April.
Donation by Clare Mullin
on 25-03-2019
£7.00 gift aid

Donation summary

Online Donations: £2,251.40
Offline Donations: £0.00
Total Raised: £2,251.40
Total Raised
with gift aid:    £2,711.77

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