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The 401 Foundation Team

Our Board of Trustees

 

The 401 Foundation board is made up of 8 amazing individuals that bring a wealth of knowledge, experience, and expertise to the table and are ultimately passionate about ensuring the objectives of The 401 Foundation are met, and then some!

Shaun Tymon

Chairman

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Shaun Tymon

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Chairman

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Treasurer

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Treasurer

To find out more information about this role please contact Shaun Tymon via email at shaun@the401.foundation

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Andy Acton

Trustee

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Andy Acton

Nickname: Andy A

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Andy Kirton

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Andy Kirton

Nickname: Andy K

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Colette Fletcher

Trustee

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Colette Fletcher

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Kevin Jones

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Kevin Jones

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Claude

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Claude

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Liz Purbrick

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Liz Purbrick

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Our Head Office Team

 

Our Head Office is based in Portishead just outside Bristol, we share our Head Office with the 401 Challenge Team

Ben Smith

CEO and Founder

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Ben Smith

Nickname: Ben

CEO and Founder

It's taken Ben years to get to where he is now, but ultimately it's his experience; whether good or bad, that he brings to the culture a setup of The 401 Foundation. Having suffered at the hands of bullies growing up, attempted to take his life twice, followed a path in life that he believed was the only path to follow, to suffering from a TIA at 29, this was when his life took a turn for the better. Ben found a sense of belonging in running, something he'd never done before and to be honest was more of a shock to him than others. The confidence and self-esteem this sport gave him, the ability to manage his own mental health issues and ultimately help him discover who he was and what made him happy in life, led to him taking on his biggest challenge to date, The 401 Challenge. This saw him run 401 marathons in 401 days, raising in excess of £330,000 for two anti-bullying charities. He set up The 401 Foundation as the legacy to this challenge and in Ben's words, "I hope this charity will be able to offer support to those that have otherwise not be given it, offering a small financial lifeline to change their world and in turn their local community for the better."

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Ben is an adventurer and entrepreneur, always looking to push the limits of what we all feel is possible. Check out his new USA 2020 Challenge, it's sure to blow your mind, plus it's in aid of The 401 Foundation of course!

Part Time Vacancy

Administrator

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Part Time Vacancy

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Administrator

Needs to be local to North Somerset as the role is based in our Portishead Head Office. To find out more information about this role please contact us via email at support@the401.foundation

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Our 401 Partners

 

We are very honoured to be working alongside a hugely experienced team of marketing experts from Secret Source Marketing. They are integral in bringing the message of The 401 Foundation life and we can’t thank them enough for there passion and support.

Secret Source Marketing is based in Market Deeping just north of Peterborough

Nick Carlson

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