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Rory McAusland

A Mile 4 Life 2019

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My story

[p]I will be running, rowing, cycling and walking a mile for every person lost to suicide in 2018 in Scotland (around 705 miles - Samaritans statistics due February 2019). I will be completing the following;[/p][p]#Calories4Casualties to remember the 71 military personnel who took their own lives last year. I will be challenging people to complete 71 calories once in any way they wish to remember those lost, before sharing it with their friends[/p][p]Edinburgh Marathon row - April 20th Merchiston Castle School - 26.2 miles (Completed in 3 hours 21 seconds)[/p][p]Stirling Marathon run - 28/04/2019 - 26.2 miles (Completed in 3 hours 46 minutes)[/p][p]Cycling from Leith to Glasgow - 06/05/2019 - 60 miles (Completed in 3 hours of cycling)[/p][p]Walking and completing a CrossFit workout dedicated to lost servicemen and women atop Ben Nevis - 12th May 2019 (Centenary anniversary of Combat Stress) - 8 miles with barbell & weights (Completed - highest workout ever completed in UK)[/p][p]Glasgow Marathon Ski-Erg - 18/05/2019 Crossfit Airdrie - 26.2 miles (Completed in 3 hours 6 minutes)[/p][p]Edinburgh Marathon run - 25/05/2019 - 26.2 miles (Completed in 3 hours 56 minutes)[/p][p]Great Glen Way - 01/07/2019 - 78 miles[/p][p]Cycling from Oban to Inverness - 12/07/2019 - 109 miles[/p][p]Aberdeen Half Marathon run - 25/08/2019 - 13.1 miles[/p][p]Newcastle Marathon row - Late August 2019 venue tbc - 26.2 miles[/p][p]Combat Stress Half Marathon Run - 07/09/2019 - 13.1 miles[/p][p]Glasgow Half Marathon run - 28/09/2019 - 13.1 miles[/p][p]Inverness Marathon run - 06/10/2019 - 26.2 miles[/p][p]Cycling from Tayinloan to Aberdeen - Late October 2019 - 240 miles[/p][p]Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45. Suicide in young men increased for the fourth consecutive year last year in Scotland and on average, 12 men took their lives a day last year around the UK. 1 in 9 young people in Scotland have attempted suicide and 1 in 6 have self harmed. 71 servicemen and women took their own lives in 2018. Suicide remains a huge issue and a taboo topic. Each suicide affects 32 people's lives so it's a huge issue that will affect us all or someone we know at some point.[/p][p]I don't know anyone who hasn't been affected in some way by mental health and I have had my own struggles. I would love to hear and engage with any families or communities who have lost someone to suicide. If you'd like to get involved with any of the events or allow me to dedicate one of the miles specifically to your loved one, please get in touch.[/p][p]I have set a very ambitious target of £40,000 for this challenge which represents over £50 for each person lost or over 8000 calls from those in need. £5 covers a call for help from someone struggling to cope and could save a life in the future.[/p][p]Apologise, listen, be kind, forgive one-another and let people know you care, it could change or save a life.[/p][p]No one is an island. It's ok to be not ok.[/p]
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Aug 17, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 17, 2019

Anonymous

£5.00

Aug 16, 2019

Jenny

Heard about your story through my work colleagues at Royal Haskoning. What an amazing person you are! Such a worthwhile cause...... All the best for your challenges ahead

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Aug 16, 2019

Nina Nombro

£15.00

Aug 16, 2019

Nadine

Well done Rory! :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Aug 7, 2019

Clare Lucas

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 6, 2019

Anonymous

Charity ceilidh - Rory McAusland

£60.00

Aug 5, 2019

Cathy Edwards

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Aug 3, 2019

Lewis

£15.00

Aug 3, 2019

Kate M

Met you at the top of Ben Lawers today carrying a rowing machine up to the summit 😲. Super impressive and a great cause. Good luck! Xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid