Polly Cziok


ManKind Initiative
The ManKind Initiative is a national charity helping men (and their children) escape from domestic abuse and domestic violence. We do this by running an anonymous national helpline whereby our trained team provide both emotional and practical support to men of all ages and backgrounds. The helpline receives over 1,500 calls every year and four in every five men who call us have never spoken to anyone before about the abuse they are suffering from. Two in every three men also have children in their household. We solely rely on public donations and fundraising events to support the helpline and we do not receive any government or public funding. Every penny raised goes directly to running the helpline.
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Marathons In Memory of Mark

Polly Cziok

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/team/MemoryofMark

We are running to raise funds for the ManKind Initiative, a charity which supports men who are victims of domestic abuse. We're doing this in memory of Mark Goodchild, who tragically took his own life in July 2015. Mark was a much loved son, brother and friend, and we want to help ManKind support others who are suffering as he did.

I'm Polly Cziok. Mark was my oldest childhood friend. I'm running the Virgin London Marathon on 23rd April. This will be my first Marathon and it's a hugely daunting challenge, but a great honour to run for Mark and for Mankind. Derek Goodchild is Mark's Dad, a veteran of more than 100 Marathons, who will, on the same day, be pounding the streets of Mark's home town in the Southampton Marathon. Please support a first timer and an old timer by sponsoring us. 

Other friends and family will be running and helping us to raise funds. I'll add their names over the coming weeks.

Update: As well as training alongside me, whenever he can, my lovely husband Paul Cziok has signed up for a 20 mile race with me in March. It's not quite a marathon, but near as dammit, so please support him too!

Recent donors

21.03.17 Good Luck Polly! You're running for such a great cause and we're sending all our support for the 26 miles. Love Media Circus x

20.03.17 Very best of luck, First Timer and Old Timer - hope you really enjoy the day.

18.03.17 Go you!

18.03.17 Good luck Polly! You've put in most of the hard work already, so I'm sure race day will be a breeze. Make sure you put your name on your running top - the crowd really get you through those last few miles!

18.03.17 In memory of a good friend.

16.03.17 Such a wonderful reason to push yourself so hard. Good luck tough and lovely Polly xxx

16.03.17 Keep going! And good luck - hope it's not a hot day. See you at the Hackney half marathon the following week? You might as well.

16.03.17 Good luck Polly, think your determination is such that you will make your way across the finish line, no matter what.

15.03.17 Good luck Polly, I am in awe!

15.03.17 You are a running demon - very proud of you. Becx

15.03.17 Enjoy the run, Polly and hats off for supporting a good cause


10.03.17 Good Luck Polly!! You'll smash it!

08.03.17 Good luck to you both. You will all be in our thoughts.

07.03.17 Mark is always in our thoughts. Very much loved and missed.


06.03.17 You're doing pretty damn amazing with your training - enjoy the big day! Amanda x

06.03.17 Good luck all. Sorry I'm not around to run as well this year.



05.03.17 Good luck Polly!

05.03.17 Go Polly!


03.03.17 Good luck and very best wishes.



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