Matt Bagwell

CALM SDW 100 for the Campaign Against Living Miserably

Fundraising for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)
£34,048
raised of £105,000 target
by 656 supporters
We are the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we're leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

Story

In 2021, I ran 1013 kilometres, over 22 unique ultra marathons in less than one month. The adventure started on Sunday the 5th of September, 2021 in Cornwall and officially finished on Friday the 1st of October in London. However, I popped the London Marathon onto the end too!

Anxiety and depression are a big societal issue and too often results in planned or realised suicides. Suicides are especially high amongst men. 

I have been there, stepping onto the edge of self destruction twice. I am still circled by the black dog. 

Together with my incredible supporters - many who ran uncharted personal distances - we raised over £53,000 of much-needed funding for CALM - the Campaign Against Living Miserably. 

However, the need goes on and I set a target of £105,000 and I'm determined to raise it. 

On September the 28th, I will start running from Winchester and reaching Eastbourne, 100 miles later. I want to finish within 30 hours. 

There are two ways you can help me. 

1. Join the run. Whether it's for 5km, 10km, a half marathon or more, you are welcome to tag along. It would be brilliant if you fundraised at the same time; this is the best way to raise huge sums of funding overall. You will need to sort transport to and from you run. We will run as a group, at my pace, which will be slow! Times for waypoints will be released closer to the race. Yes, there will be a support vehicle(not for transportation). Yes, part of the run will be through the night. If you want to be involved, please message me on matt@mattcoaching.com or join this Whatsapp group.

https://chat.whatsapp.com/JQWCrdFH1KDAghgfTBnIIZ

2. Sponsor me. 

Running 100 miles will be the zenith of my running and racing career. 

This will be my first - and last - 100 miler. 

Thank you 



About the campaign

We are the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we're leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.

About the charity

We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and we’re a suicide prevention charity. We host a helpline for people affected by suicide, as well as vital online resources for anyone who needs them.

Donation summary

Total raised
£34,047.76
+ £6,756.90 Gift Aid
Online donations
£33,007.76
Offline donations
£1,040.00

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