Articles by Russell Benson


Russell’s Christmas message

From abseilers to beard growers, in the UK and abroad, Russell Benson, our Community and Events Coordinator, reflects on our dedicated supporters who have fundraised for us in 2014. Read more

Dec 18th | Russell Benson | Uncategorized

“I am reminded this is no ordinary job”

Russell Benson coordinates our Community and Events team, helping schools, students, faith groups and others to fundraise for us. Certain supporters stand out, however. Here Russell explains why one letter meant a lot to him and the team this Christmas. Read more

Dec 31st | Russell Benson | Guest blogs
photo of two people parachuting against a blue sky

Take on a challenge to support homeless people in 2013

If a charity challenge is on your to do list for 2013, St Mungo’s Community and Events Fundraising Coordinator, Russell Benson is on hand to inspire with ideas for the next 12 months. Read more

Jan 4th | Russell Benson | Events
Arriving in Paris

Making it count – my cycling challenge

Mary Shields recently completed the London to Paris cycle, to raise money for St Mungo’s after her company, Faegre Baker Daniels LLP, began supporting us in 2007. Here she writes about her experience and why she took on the challenge. Read more

May 24th | Russell Benson | Events, Support
Rosie ran the Great West Run for St Mungo's

Rosie’s Great West Run

Last weekend, supporter Rosie donned her St Mungo’s vest and took on the Great West Run.  This was her first half marathon and she chose to run for St Mungo’s after talking to people sleeping rough in her home town of Exeter. Read more

May 11th | Russell Benson | Events, Real life stories, Support
Knitting for WHD

Get your knitting needles ready for Woolly Hat Day 2012

Woolly Hat Day 26 October 2012- Save the date 6 months from today will be St Mungo’s third annual ‘Woolly Hat Day’.  Once again we’ll be asking you to put your hats on for homeless people and help us raise awareness of the problems homeless men and women face. Read more

Apr 26th | Russell Benson | Events, News, Support
Be our hero - get involved in the Gold Challenge for St Mungo's

You don’t have to be an athlete to be our hero

Is something happening in London this summer? As the countdown begins to the Olympic Games with 100 days to go, we are looking forward to a spectacular summer full of challenges, activities and events that everyone can get involved in. We think it’s going to be a brilliant year, and to celebrate it we would […] Read more

Apr 18th | Russell Benson | Events, Support

Dog sledding for recovery

David recently completed the Dog Sledding challenge in the Arctic circle, to raise vital funds for St Mungo’s. It was our recognition of the loyal companionship that dogs can offer to vulnerable people that lead David to support us, following a terrible accident which left him dependent on his wife and dog. Read more

Mar 2nd | Russell Benson | Events, Guest blogs, Real life stories, Support
Juliet Stevenson at St Mungo's Carol Concert

St Mungo’s Carol Concert

250 supporters attended St Mungo’s Christmas Carol Concert on Tuesday evening at St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street in the presence of our Royal Patron, HRH The Duke of Kent, KG. Readings at the concert were delivered by the actress and St Mungo’s supporter Juliet Stevenson, St Mungo’s clients Lenny and Carol with music written and played […] Read more

Dec 22nd | Russell Benson | Events, News
Outreach team WHD

What a (Woolly Hat) Day

From Australia to Finland, Brighton to Durham and Tottenham to Richmond, people all over the world supported Woolly Hat Day on 4 November. Auction time For most people, the highlight of this year’s Woolly Hat Day was the amazing celebrity hat auction which took place on eBay over a 2 week period.  The 50 hats donated […] Read more

Nov 17th | Russell Benson | Events, Support

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