Andrew Ward

Andy and friends Saint Helens 10k Run page

Fundraising for State of Mind Sport
raised of £500 target
by 141 supporters
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In memory of Simon Ellam
State of Mind Sport

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


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Due to my long standing friendship with Dr. Phil Cooper, for the past 4 years, myself and a couple of friends have been running the Saint Helens 10k race, sporting the very dashing 'State of Mind' logo, in an attempt to raise awareness of mental health issues, primarily in Rugby League & sport but also the wider community. 

This year, the cause has sadly become much more prominent in our lives due to the loss of our very own dear friend Si Ellam. On April 15th 2019, Si lost his battle with anxiety. You never think this could happen to your loved ones until it does. Each and every one of us must open our eyes and work together to bring this hugely devastating illness to the fore. 

But to do this, and to provide help and education, the 'State of Mind' charity needs constant fundraising (as well as hobbling around St. Helens on a cold Sunday morning wearing the logo). 

Soooo....I am asking anyone and everyone, friends of Si's or not, to make donations to this ever important cause. Because of Si, this years runners have increased some what! 

List of Runners... 

Phil Cooper & Family consisting of: Helen, Sarah, Hannah, Catherine, Liam and Luke. 

Finley Ellam and his mates Tom and Chris. 

Steph Rigby, Dave and Auntie Shirley Sawyer. 

Anne-Marie and Rob Berry. 

Claire Barber, Lee & Andy Ward. 

Judith Fox

Also, in memory of Si, we have organised a rather splendid party to take place at the Albion public house, Battersby Lane, Warrington.

Starting at 1.30pm on 1st March 2020. Jenny from the Albion has very kindly allowed us to put on an all day disco, with the best DJ IN THE WORLD EVER!! (Alan O'Donnell) and later on live music from the fantastic Warrington band DogBone! 

These lads are volunteering their services free of charge to help this remarkable charity so please come down, buy a few raffle tickets and celebrate the life of Si Ellam together!! 

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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