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Closed 19/05/2021

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£160
raised of £5,000 target by 7 supporters

    Weʼve raised £160 to provide funding for two men's mental health support groups in Cornwall. In loving memory of Jake Ovenden 1983 - 2020

    Plymouth
    Funded on Wednesday, 19th May 2021

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    Story

    Myself and a couple of crazy friends have elected to participate in a number of sporting and endurance events this year, to support two local, non profit support groups, for men with mental health issues of varying kinds.
    I was lucky enough, after a very long struggle with the system, to be diagnosed with, and now treated for bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder. I am now able to live a relatively normal life. Others however, are not always so lucky.

    This cause is close to my heart. At Christmas 2020, a very special man in my life, who suffered the same conditions as me, felt he could no longer fight against his mental health demons. Having felt failed by the system many times, after reaching out for help, Jake couldn't fight alone any longer, and chose to take his own life. This tragedy, I feel, could have been prevented, if Jake had known about Man Down, or the recently established lighthouse group, and other organisations like them. So, across the course of 2021 (covid restrictions permitting), I shall be participating in a number of events, from duathlons, marathons, ultra marathons, 24hour endurance races and even the commando challenge, to raise funds for Man Down and the lighthouse group in Cornwall. They are non profit making support groups based in Cornwall, and cover the entire county. I am proud to be able to support their mission in memory of Jake. If I can provide funds so that their plight saves the life of just one man this year, then I have succeeded in my hopes and Jake's life wont have been taken in vain.
    Thank you for reading my personal story.

    I will love you always Jakey. Rest in peace my angel.

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    • Laura Webber8 months ago
      Laura Webber

      Laura Webber

      8 months ago

      My events for 2021 as it stands, more to be added as the dates are announced: 28/3 Exeter duathlon (run/ride/run) 11/4 killerton duathlon (run/ride/run) 27/6 Torbay half marathon (13.2miles) 2-4/7 Hope24 - 24hour endurance race 10/7 Exe estuary ultra marathon(32miles) 29/8 Severnbridge half marathon (13.2m) 5/9 Plymouth half marathon (13.2m) 11/9 Brighton marathon (26.2m) 3/10 London marathon TBC 10/10 Manchester marathon (26.2m) 17/10 Exe estuary ultra marathon (32m) 12/12 Malaga marathon (26.2m)

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    • Laura Webber8 months ago
      Laura Webber

      Laura Webber

      8 months ago

      My first event is booked and has been approved to go ahead, even with covid lockdown.... no going back then! I am doing the Exeter Duathlon on Sunday 28th March. This consists of a 5km run, followed by a 20km bike ride (not my usual sport!) And finished off with a 2nd 5km run. I am currently in training, in the freezing cold, windy, wet, icy weather, so while you're sat at home, cuppa in hand, perhaps you might be able to throw a couple of quid into my fundraising kitty? 🙏 Thank you all for reading. ❤

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    • Laura Webber8 months ago
      Laura Webber

      Laura Webber

      8 months ago

      My first event is booked and has been approved to go ahead, even with covid lockdown.... no going back then! I am doing the Exeter Duathlon on Sunday 28th March. This consists of a 5km run, followed by a 20km bike ride (not my usual sport!) And finished off with a 2nd 5km run. I am currently in training, in the freezing cold, windy, wet, icy weather, so while you're sat at home, cuppa in hand, perhaps you might be able to throw a couple of quid into my fundraising kitty? 🙏 Thank you all for reading. ❤

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    8 months ago

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    7

    • Ken & Naomi

      Ken & Naomi

      Apr 16, 2021

      Keep going Laura! You're doing fantastically and for such a good cause.

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 22, 2021

      £10.00

    • Binny

      Binny

      Feb 15, 2021

      Laura, you are truly inspirational, and I know that no amount of words can change everything you have had to (and are still) coping with, but you have my utmost respect 🙌

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jan 24, 2021

      Good luck x

      £10.00

    • Paul Parkin

      Paul Parkin

      Jan 19, 2021

      Great cause lovely. Good luck with all these fitness activities and targets this year 🏊‍♀️🚴🏻‍♀️🏃‍♀️ Brave lady, but you’ll smash it 🥰

      £100.00

    • Gemm rendall

      Gemm rendall

      Jan 19, 2021

      🌈🌈💔💔

      £10.00

    • Melissa Dobson

      Melissa Dobson

      Jan 19, 2021

      Jakey 🌈 will be up there so proud of you!! This is amazing! Good luck wishing you all the best on this journey. X

      £10.00

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