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£560raised of £500 target by 42 supporters

    Weʼve raised £560 to Fund Telford 'runandtalk' group, in order to encourage people to start running in order to improve their mental health.

    Funded on Tuesday, 19th December 2017

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    We are group of qualified running leaders from various Telford running groups looking to hold regular start running courses for people suffering from mental health problems. After an initial successful course in the summer of 2017 we are keen to put on more. We know that exercise and in particular running can help with depression and anxiety, improve self-esteem and social inclusion, can improve sleep and give people a positive sense of purpose and focus. We need funds to be able to hire rooms to meet for our initial sessions, to buy medals to give to participants who complete the courses, produce promotional materials like posters and enable people who want to run but can't afford the kit support to help them start.

    On August 26th Jon Aston who is a England Athletics mental health ambassador and one of co-leaders of the Telford runandtalk group will be running non-stop the 130 miles from Liverpool to Leeds in order to raise funds for the group. Jon has recently suffered from severe depression and knows how important running has been to his recovery, this run is the last of three long distance runs he is running over the summer. Coming only four weeks after the last 145 mile race and still whilst recovering from the illness this last race is likely to be the toughest. Please support Jon by making a donation however small to our fund so that we can continue to help people with mental health problems to get into running. Knowing Jon is running for this cause and that he has your support will help him when the going gets hard.



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      • Jon Aston

        Jon Aston

        Oct 18, 2017

        £10 from Mandy


      • Kathryn Ryman

        Kathryn Ryman

        Sep 19, 2017

        Good luck x


      • Neil Barlow

        Neil Barlow

        Aug 30, 2017

        Well done John x


      • Annie Bradley

        Annie Bradley

        Aug 30, 2017

        You are an absolute inspiration Jon!


      • Kate Jayden

        Kate Jayden

        Aug 29, 2017

        For the miles shared and the stories shared along the canals. Here's hoping these notes help some new running miles and stories.


      • Gillian and Ian Thomas

        Gillian and Ian Thomas

        Aug 29, 2017

        Well done Jon. A fantastic achievement.


      • Paul Kalinauckas

        Paul Kalinauckas

        Aug 29, 2017

        Well done Jon - you are a Living Legend


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