Bromley by Bow Centre Trustee, Simon Bevan is taking on an extreme challenge to fundraise on behalf of the Centre: he will be running 200 kilometres in hostile conditions on the African Island nation of San Tome which is closest to the equator.

Simon has an ambitious target of raising £10K to develop and grow much-needed community services and activities.

He says,

“The Bromley by Bow Centre is one of the most remarkable places I have ever had the privilege to visit and to work with. It is full of special people doing amazing things for each other and the community. It has an integrated model for community health that I genuinely believe should be adopted universally; and yet it is in need of funding which I hope my endeavour can help meet”.

The race is expected to take ten days in February 2020 over six stages in hot and humid conditions, with the elevation rising to 6000M. This is the first multi-stage race of its kind taking place on the Island. Simon wants to be among the first runners in the world to complete the race.

The race finishes on the Equator Line. São Tomé is the closest country on earth to the coordinates 0°N 0°E – where the equator crosses the 0° meridian line.

Simon is also hoping to inspire others to help the Centre through their own efforts to help reach the target for our 35th anniversary year; we are incredibly grateful for his support.

35 years, 350 days, let’s raise £350,000

Protecting and growing the services and activities that support our community to stay connected and healthy is one of the central aims of the 35th anniversary year campaign.

Your generosity can make a real difference. Every contribution will help our local community to improve their health and wellbeing, learn new skills, and create a better life for themselves and their families. If you’d like to contribute to our goal, please donate.