The founder of 3food4u rose to his fundraising challenge in impressive fashion by hiking his way to a top-five finish in The Perambulation on Saturday.

Pesh Kapasiawala took part in the self-navigation event in Exmoor National Park to mark the first anniversary of the emergency food provider.

He completed the 30 miles and 1200m ascent in 9 hours 30 minutes to finish first in his group and in the top five overall out of the 300-plus people who took part.

It’s not too late to sponsor Pesh, who is also the charity’s chair of trustees, to help him get to his target of £1500 and support the charity’s vital work.

His fundraising page is at

If Pesh’s actions have inspired you, why not support 3food4u by organising a fundraising event or challenge of your own.

The charity already has a number of local residents running the London Marathon and fundraising for it in October - Joe Bristow, Daniel Coates, Yasin Patel, Tom Coles and Daniel St Philip.

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Daniel St Philip will be running for 3food4u in the London Marathon

The charity has one final place remaining if you want a big challenge for 2021 - and also help raise money for the charity. If you are interested, contact 3food4u as soon as possible to find out more.

3food4u offers free groceries, clothes and essentials without assessment or referral to anyone that needs it, based on its ethos of treating and supporting people humanely with dignity and respect.

The charity’s community surplus hubs are open as follows:

Monday: Waltham Abbbey – 13, Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm

Tuesday: Loughton – Loughton Club, 8, Station Road - 11.30am to 1pm

Wednesday: Chigwell Row – All Saints Church Hall, Romford Road - 5pm to 6.30pm

Thursday: Ongar – Zinc Arts Centre, High Street - 1pm to 2.30pm

Friday: Waltham Abbey – 13, Sun Street - 11.30am to 1pm

The Rotary Club of Loughton, Buckhurst Hill and Chigwell is continuing to meet on Zoom on Thursdays at 7pm.

If/ you would like to attend, contact Pesh on 020 8500 2527 / 07973 166940 or email