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The Running Charity

Rhyss Runs London 2019

Homeless young man has used running to turn his life around in Newcastle.
£844
raised of £262 target
by 38 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2019, on 28 April 2019
Closed on 20/05/2019
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Story

When Rhyss became homeless at just 18, he suffered with his mental health and spent time rough sleeping and in hostels; after becoming addicted to drugs he also had a spell in prison. His situation was so desperate he attempted to take his own life on numerous occasions. In 2017, TRC visited the hostel where Rhyss was staying in Newcastle and from the very first run he says that something changed inside. Rhyss attributes the Charity with helping him to stay off drugs and for giving him back a sense of pride in what he could achieve. He now has his own flat, a job, volunteers at TRC and helps out at other local homeless charities. Rhyss also won a Newcastle Council Service User Inspiration Award to mark his incredible journey.

I never thought running would help me change my ways and recover but it really did work and I honestly think I wouldnt be the person I am today if I didnt meet The Running Charity.

Rhyss is running the London Marathon 2019, please consider donating to support The Running Charitys work.

About the charity

The Running Charity

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The Running Charity delivers running & fitness programmes to homeless young people in the UK. Our life-changing work tackles the underlying issues that can compound homelessness by developing resilience, improving their mental health and kick starting their motivation and fitness.

Donation summary

Total raised
£843.50
+ £199.63 Gift Aid
Online donations
£843.50
Offline donations
£0.00
Direct donations
£843.50
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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