I'm running the C̶a̶r̶d̶i̶f̶f̶ Brighton Half

I'm running the C̶a̶r̶d̶i̶f̶f̶ Brighton Half


+ estimated £240 Gift Aid
£500 target

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Started on 19th May 2022 Bridport DT6, UK

Updates 5

Simon ♥️ posted an update on 28th February 2023


Hey all, I did it! Thanks everyone who supported me here, for your pledges to the Andy Taylor Foundation!

I have to say, it was quite a challenge, the last 6.5k were beyond anything I'd ran before and was very testing - physically and mentally - my official pace makers - Murry and Sara kept me moving and we didn't stop or walk once.

We've raised a whopping £2,366 (I was worried about the initial target of £500!) - it was all of that support that helped me round.

Thank you all so much! I'll shut up and leave you all alone now ❤️❤️❤️❤️


Simon ♥️ posted an update on 24th February 2023

Nearly there!

Hey there, 

I've been totally blown away by the amount of pledges and support for my forth coming tour of Brighton seafront! But of course that's testament to the cause!

I'd like to thank everyone who's pledged so far - you're supporting an amazing thing - if you've not seen what the Andy Taylor Foundation is up to and what your money is enabling then please check out this video 

Before I run ON SUNDAY I have one more ask of you....

Please share this link to your fave social spots:


???????????? Also, please share this image where appropriate... I expect to break the internet!


I promise, after Sunday, i'll shut up (for a while).


Simon ♥️ posted an update on 29th September 2022

From Cardiff to Brighton...

So, it was all going sooooo well.

You can see from all the Straava activity below that the training was going in.
I was determined. Laser focussed. I've got super-fancy trainers and all the energy gels and bars.

And then I got two lines for my birthday.... no, not those kind....


I'm writing this update from bed. Headache, sore throat and all the trimmings.
No taste, no smell (despite smelling, I'm sure)

It's safe to say, I won't be running the Cardiff Half this coming weekend.

But what about my pledge? (I hear you say)

Fear not, I've got that covered, I've entered the Brighton Half Marathon on February'23 !

That means I have longer to train and longer to fundraise for this amazing cause ;-)

Thanks everyone for your support so far!

I've obvs had quite a few... 'yeah yeah yeah's' - but I'm really quite disappointed to be missing it this weekend ;-(

Much love ❤️❤️❤️

Simon ♥️ posted an update on 23rd May 2022

It's begun.

I've been running a few k here and there for a while now. But now I'm going to step it up and work to a plan... I've got one coming... 

I went out this evening, just as the heavens opened... 


Simon ♥️ posted an update on 20th May 2022

I'm in !

Thanks so much for all the support so far - kind of blown away by it !


In December 2020 we lost a brilliant friend. He’d bravely fought a brain tumour. He was an incredible man, a friend, a boss, a son, a father and a husband. He was an outstanding success in his career and completely devoid of an ego. 

He was a mentor to many. He gave everyone a chance.

In 2001 Andy joined Victoria Real, a digital media company I was so fortunate to be part of. Andy was old uni friends with the three founders.

He instantly became a friend at the same time as becoming my boss. As great as the three amigos were, Andy was different. No push-ups in company meetings (Jason), no dancing on the tables (Rob) and he didn’t make epic videos (Rich) - he was all about nurturing, about guidance, support and putting us on a track to success. He developed all of us. 

Fast forwards and it’s no surprise that Andy went on to co-found Little Dot Studios - one of the largest distributors of premium content on YouTube.

The Andy Taylor Foundation is being launched at an event which will see all of his family, friends and past colleagues coming together to not only celebrate his life, many to be together to say a goodbye to Andy for the first time since his passing (all of which has been delayed for so long by covid) but to all make a pledge to help honour Andy’s legacy.

The foundation will be giving support, training and opportunities in the media to a diverse and overlooked audience. Giving (often invisible) young people a chance to  find their way by funding high impact programmes that create career pathways and open doors to diverse talent. 

This is a long-term commitment to honour Andy’s legacy and improve social mobility into the digital media industry. 

Helping to connect some of the most dynamic media organisations with talented young people, whose potential might otherwise be overlooked.

There’s a lot more information coming soon - but in the meantime….

I'm running a (half) marathon!

I’m going to be running the Cardiff Half Marathon in October. Anyone who knows me, knows this will be a challenge…

By supporting me you'll be getting exclusive access to my rigorous training schedule, my Strava (evidence) and some live exclusive video, which'll no doubt 'break the internet'...

So please support me and in turn you’ll be supporting The Andy Taylor Foundation ;-) 

Thank you xxx

Activity log

I'm sharing a list of my activities from Strava, so you can follow my efforts during my fundraising.


Vicky, David, Alex and Louis Owen
4th March 2023 at 2:06pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Vicky, David, Alex and Louis Owen has also backed 4 other projects

Hannah Ostridge
28th February 2023 at 9:19pm

Congratulations on your great time. Super well done from Han and Si

Hannah Ostridge
28th February 2023 at 9:17pm

pledged £5 + an est. £1.25 in Gift Aid

28th February 2023 at 10:33am

Well Done Si....

28th February 2023 at 10:33am

pledged £5 + an est. £1.25 in Gift Aid

Christine has also backed 44 other projects

Simon ♥️
28th February 2023

Posted a new update

Nick Underhill
27th February 2023 at 7:24pm

Well done mate !!!!!

Nick Underhill
27th February 2023 at 7:24pm

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Jude Aldred
26th February 2023 at 8:17am

pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid

Jude Aldred has also backed 1 other project

linda deverell
24th February 2023 at 7:24pm

Dear Simon I'll be cheering you on from the comfort of my sofa with a lovely cup of coffee - but my heart will be with you all the way x

linda deverell
24th February 2023 at 7:21pm

pledged £20

linda deverell has also backed 7 other projects

Simon ♥️
24th February 2023

Posted a new update