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Our Hearts On Our Sleeve
A statement by the founders of the charity JOLE RIDER
December 2016

As 2016 draws to a close, for the founders and Directors of jole rider, Helen King and David Swettenham, this year will always be remembered as the year of our most acute test.
In our 10year history, we cannot recall a time when our resolve, our inner strength and our belief have been inwardly examined by us personally so deeply. 

The attacks we have experienced this year, including again this month on the charity and our own integrity, have cut very deeply indeed.
We should perhaps have tougher skin, but...


His involvement with, and his attacks on, JOLE RIDER
December 2016

For more than 12months now, Nick Howell, a sole trader marketing himself as Abintus in Stroud - to deliver business personnel coaching - has sought to deliver a destabilising influence on the charity JOLE RIDER and its work.

Due to Nick Howell’s continuing and seemingly never to end strategy to inflict permanent harm on the charity, evidenced by his most recent attack, JOLE RIDER has decided to make public the story of Nick Howell and the effect this person has had on this organisation.
That effect has been wide ranging, extending to the charity’s Directors, the charity’s reputation generally and its external relations specifically.
Most importantly, the damage he has caused intentionally...