Patrick Howley

Patrick's 4x4x48 challenge

Fundraising for State of Mind Sport
raised of £750 target
by 117 supporters
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State of Mind Sport

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RCN 1158826
We educate about mental fitness & stigma to prevent suicide in communities


During the recent pandemic and lockdown I, like millions of others have had time to reflect on my life and the lives of close family and friends and others who might not be so close but have found the challenge really tough. Whether it be worries about employment, vulnerable family members or the state of their mind l thought I would try and use the time to do something to help others whilst also keeping my own mind fit and healthy. 

I read about a number of rugby players who have completed the David Goggins 4x4x48 challenge and thought that would challenge my mental and physical strength. I will be running 4 miles, every 4 hours for 48 hours, total 48 miles.

Once I had decided to do it a couple of weeks ago I thought it would be a good idea to try and help others by raising some money for the state of mind charity. A friend of mine made a big impact on me and my work colleagues a couple of years ago, he is an inspiration, always smiling despite his condition and changes people’s lives through his work for #State of Mind, his name is Jimmy Gittins

Despite retiring from the game some 20 years ago its still close to my heart, so too are many of the great and inspiring people that I came across whilst playing the game. At the recent funeral of an old coach of mine, Jack Addy,  I was reminded of the friends who are always there for you in rugby league, you just have to reach out sometimes if you need them or recognise when your friends past or present need you, the one thing about the rugby league family is that they are always there. 

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page and supporting this really worthwhile charity, state of mind.

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About the charity

State of Mind Sport

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RCN 1158826
State of Mind Sport harnesses the power of sport to promote positive mental health among sportsmen and women, fans and wider communities to ultimately prevent suicide. We deliver education sessions to sport, business, education and community groups and we signpost people to where they can get help

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