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Jimmy and Young Smithy 40/120

Fundraising for State of Mind Sport
raised of £500 target
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Participants: Ian Smith
State of Mind Sport

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


Myself and former super league referee Ian Smith on the 6th  of May will set off at 7pm to cover 120 miles over 40hours , cycling for up-to 8 hours at a time aiming to cover 40 miles each 8 hour stint , to eventually hit the 120 mile target. Young Smithy prefers warm swimming pools to cycling so it’s sure to test him , Jimmy although no stranger to this type of event is expecting this to be a tough event , Smithy will no doubt have his whistle to hand keeping us in check . Raising awareness of suicide all over the world through a great charity .

The point of the 40/120 challenge is to highlight the numbers of people every year who take their own life around the world.

In 2020 there were

800,000 people around the world who take their own life and this means one person every 40 seconds takes their own life. State of Minds roots are based in rugby league and union and during any game of rugby there will be 120 people around the world who take their own life.

That is why the 40 (one person taking their own life every 40 seconds) 120 (number of people taking their own life during every 80 minute rugby game) challenge is being attempted.

There are a number of ways you can attempt this challenge to suit your own limits to raise money for State of Mind Sport www.stateofmindsport.org

1.    40 hours walking /running / cycling 120 miles

2.    40 hours walking /running / cycling 120 kilometres (75 miles)

3.    40 days to walk 120 miles (3 miles or 5km per day)

4.    40 miles walking / running / cycling in 120 hours (5 days)

You can mix and match as many variations of 40/120 to suit your own needs

About the charity

State of Mind Sport

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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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