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

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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

12.07.17 A great cause in memory of a great bloke

17.06.17 Southampton Marathon sponsorship

11.06.17 Amazing effort Polly! Sorry so late - site was down whenever I tried before. xxx

17.05.17 Sponsorship by running the Southampton Marathon from Roger Bradley

02.05.17 Well done Polly xx

29.04.17 We're a bit late, but very impressed! Well done you two xx

26.04.17 Well done all! Remembering Mark.

25.04.17 Well done both, very impressive times and puts my Sunday morning 8km run to shame!

24.04.17 Well done to both. All in a great cause and some happy memories.

23.04.17 Well done Polly!! Congratulations on making it round. No way i could do it xxx

23.04.17 Well done!



22.04.17 Good luck Derek and Polly-will be cheering you on tomorrow in Southampton and London.

22.04.17 Good luck with the run mate xx

22.04.17 Run for Scruff!

22.04.17 Good Luck

22.04.17 Good luck, fellow Archers listener! Hope we all have a good run tomorrow!

21.04.17 A really important cause. Well done to you both.

20.04.17 Go Polly! You're a Superwoman!!

20.04.17 Just in time! Good Luck and lots of love. I am so,proud of you. Mum

20.04.17 Good Luck Poll I will try and come to cheer you on but hope all goes really well Lots of love Al xx

20.04.17 Good luck Polly!

19.04.17 Good luck Polly. I think you're crazy, but I'm also very jealous!

19.04.17 Go Go Polly!


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