Charity

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.

Further details

More details about the foundation can be found at the following links:

Run4YourMind - website

Run4YourMind (@run4yourmind) • Instagram photos and videos

Fundraising

Keep your eyes peeled and your ears pricked to find out about our fundraising activities throughout the year.

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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.

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Fundraising Highlights

Zoom Quiz Night
Zoom Quiz Night

So many laughs at the quiz nights with some Fartlek Family!

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Ice Bucket Challenge - Rob
Ice Bucket Challenge - Rob

Sammy inflicted the first ice bucket over Rob. A huge swell of fundraising meant Rob had to endure 17 ice buckets.

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Ice Bucket Challenge - Matt
Ice Bucket Challenge - Matt

Rob made sure that Matt couldn't escape the ice buckets.

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Ice Buckets - Sammy and Donna
Ice Buckets - Sammy and Donna

Sammy and Donna couldn't get away from the ice buckets either.

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Ice Bucket - Ben
Ice Bucket - Ben

Series 3 podcast guest Ben couldn't escape the ice buckets after recording his episode.

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Kathy's 4x4x48 challenge
Kathy's 4x4x48 challenge

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.

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