Charity of the Year 2022
The podcast has always been keen to promote and talk openly about mental health awareness and this year we are partnering and raising money for Run4YourMind; a charitable organisation that was set up by a very good friend of the podcast Oly Newton.
Oly is a a long term sufferer of severe OCD, Anxiety and Depression and with Run4YourMind is on a mission to raise awareness, support, motivate, inspire and help others struggling with mental illness to better themselves through the power of running.
The dream is to help as many people as possible and make a real difference.
To help us support this great cause, please donate using the button below:
A chat with Oly
You can hear more details about Run4YourMind by checking out Series 4 Episode 12 of the podcast that includes a very interesting and insightful chat with Oly who tells us all about his journey and starting up the foundation.
More details about the foundation can be found at the following links:
Keep your eyes peeled and your ears pricked to find out about our fundraising activities throughout the year.
Charity of the Year 2021
As part of our goal for the podcast, we wanted to raise money for a charity close to our hearts each year, and in 2021 that was Prostate Cancer UK.
Rob, Matt, Jack and Sammy all ran the Chester Marathon in October. With your support and donations we raised money not just by running the marathon itself, but also through some exciting challenges along the way.
Throughout the year we hosted virtual quiz nights, ice bucket challenges, raffles, one of the Fartlek family Kathy completed a 4x4x48 challenge on our behalf and the lads captained teams in a WTF Cup football match!
In total we raised well over £1800, which is a tremendous achievement. Thank you to everyone that donated and helping us achieve this target.
So many laughs at the quiz nights with some Fartlek Family!
Sammy inflicted the first ice bucket over Rob. A huge swell of fundraising meant Rob had to endure 17 ice buckets.
Rob made sure that Matt couldn't escape the ice buckets.
Sammy and Donna couldn't get away from the ice buckets either.
Series 3 podcast guest Ben couldn't escape the ice buckets after recording his episode.
Kathy was amazing and ran 4 miles, every 4 hours for 48 hours. She dedicated her fundraising to the podcast cause and helped raise an awesome £100 for charity.