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Lewis Matthews is raising money for Somewhere House Somerset

Run Te Araroa

Event dates: 9th January 2020 – 10th March 2020

Total raised so far


£4,572 of £10,000 target by 116 supporters

+£652.50 Gift Aid

+£0 Offline donations

My story

On January 3rd 2020 Lewis Matthews and his support crew Jill Male and Phil Martin will travel to New Zealand to take on its awe inspiring Te Araroa Trail, a 3000km trail stretching the length of the country. The trail starts in Cape Reinga at the top of New Zealand, it then works its way down the country along tropical beaches, through thick rainforest, over mountains and active volcanoes before reaching the final destination of Bluff at the bottom of the South Island.

Lewis aims to complete the trail in record time. The record currently stands at 53 days so the team have a busy schedule ahead to cover 60km per day (1 and a half marathons a day!).


Reason One - To raise money and awareness for the brilliant Somewhere House Somerset. A local charity that provides support and help for those who need it within the community. Somewhere House Somerset provide fantastic services including low cost counselling, educational workshops and community projects with a professional and flexible approach. Help should be available to anyone who needs it and that is exactly what this amazing charity does.

Reason Two - To inspire self belief, mental fortitude and proactivity in those that follow this adventure. Characteristics we believe everyone can possess in order to reach their potential. We all have to potential to be great at something in our lives and these characteristics can help us all to attain it.

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Lewis Matthews is fundraising for

Somewhere House Somerset

Charity number: 1157281

Recent donations

8 months ago

Nick and Penny Edwards

Incredible Achievement Lewis, completely different league.

£100.00 + £25.00 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Sarah & Neil

Well done!

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Trish W

Well done! You did It!

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Gemma Fryer

Well done Lewis!!!!!!! What a huge achievement!

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Simon Childs

Well done Lewis, an amazing achievement!

£25.00 + £6.25 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Hal Davidson

Congrats mate - hell of an achievement!

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Sarah Almond

Such an amazing achievement, Lewis. Well done, it's really inspiring.

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

8 months ago

Freelance Surgical Ltd

Well done to Lewis, Phil & Jill on your inspiring journey! From Robert, Richard, James & the Freelance Family


8 months ago

Marina & Jenny Milk Bank Birmingham Women’s Hospital

We had a cake sale at the hospital, we have shared the proceeds with other charities. So there is £30 being donated to Somewhere house.


9 months ago

Angela@Lattetude Coffee Shop

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

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