Ro Kallicharan

Ro Kallicharan

Ro's Twenty one in 20 one

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My story

[p][b]Last updated on 9 May 2021[/b][/p][p]I was meant to be running 20 marathons in 2020. This was not possible due to the Coronavirus but [b]I plan to run 21 marathons* in 2021 to support four brilliant charities[/b].[/p][p]* [i]Actually, it's 18 marathons and 3 ultramarathons which will include my first multi-day event (5 marathons in 5 days in May) and my first multi-event day (2 marathons in 1 day in August)[/i][/p][p]The list of events is [url=https://run-with-perseverance.co.uk/2021-full-list/]here on my website[/url].[/p][p]First and foremost, thank you for your support. The charities I am supporting need your help now, more than ever, if they are to continue their life changing and life saving work.[/p][p]As you know, I was due to complete this challenge in 2020 but postponed to this year. However, I wasn't inactive and was able to complete a number of 'virtual' events, the highlights being the legendary Comrades, the London Marathon and the New York City Marathon.[/p][p][b][u]So on to 2021[/u][/b][/p][p]My [url=https://run-with-perseverance.co.uk/a-twenty-20-vision/][b]reasons for running[/b][/url] haven’t changed. I am as committed, as ever, to changing lives at a time when so many have been shattered. We can still provide hope for those who have either lost so much or, in some cases, have never had anything to lose. [/p][p][b][u]Why this matters to me?[/u][/b][/p][p]You can read more about my life [url=https://run-with-perseverance.co.uk/about/]here[/url] but the summary is of undiagnosed mental illness leading to homelessness and ending with multiple suicide attempts, the last of which was in 2006.[/p][p]Nearly 15 years on, I am so very blessed to have the fullness of life that I have and, some time ago, made a promise to commit my life to helping others avoid what I lived through – to give them a voice, to give hope and dignity.[/p][p]This, as always, has driven my choice of charities, which are listed below:-[/p][p][url=https://www.mind.org.uk/][b]Mind, the mental health charity[/b][/url][/p][p]The charity that gave me hope and dignity after that final suicide attempt and the one for which I am so proud to have been an ambassador, fundraiser and campaigner for many years.[/p][p][url=https://www.lupusuk.org.uk][b]Lupus UK[/b][/url][/p][p]Lupus is a chronic, autoimmune disease that can damage any part of the body, including the skin, joints, and organs inside the body. About 9 out of 10 adults with lupus are women and I have seen it totally dismantle my mother's quality of life since her diagnosis in 2013, which in itself was six years on from initial symptoms.[/p][p]Lupus UK are the national charity helping people with the presently incurable illness.[/p][p][url=https://www.footballbeyondborders.org/][b]Football Beyond Borders[/b][/url][/p][p]Football was a massive part of my recovery from mental illness. FBB supports young people from disadvantaged backgrounds who are passionate about football but disengaged at school in order to help them finish school with the skills and grades to make a successful transition into adulthood. They do this by providing long-term, intensive support, built around relationships and young people’s passions, in the classroom and beyond.[/p][p][url=https://www.therunningcharity.org/][b]The Running Charity[/b][/url][/p][p]Homelessness and mental illness often go hand in hand and I experienced homelessness, something which frightened me much more than the illness itself. The Running Charity believe that running builds resilience, confidence and self-esteem and use this to improve the lives of 16-25 year-olds who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.[/p][p]I thank you in advance for all of your support and from the bottom of my heart for your generosity to this point. We really can change the world for future generations.[/p]
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Jun 13, 2021

Adam Kearney

Bet it felt tough out there today, Pal. Keep it going 6/21

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 25, 2021

Adam Kearney

5/21 - you're a machine!

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 24, 2021

Adam Kearney

4/21 - awesome buddy 👏

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 23, 2021

Adam Kearney

3/21 👏

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 17, 2021

Amy Lomax

What an amazing challenge Ro for brilliant charities! It was great to meet you yesterday at the marathon -congratulations on that one and all your runs so far, and all the best for the rest of the challenge!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


May 17, 2021

Sinead Feely

Great work Ro for some excellent charities! I wish you all the best of luck with your challenge! 💕🦋

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 16, 2021

Adam Kearney

2/21 👍

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 15, 2021

Adam Kearney

And you're off! Well done buddy 👏

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


May 5, 2021

Agnes

Keep it up mate !

£100.00

plus £25.00 Gift Aid


Mar 27, 2021

Simon

£15.00

plus £3.75 Gift Aid

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