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Ro Kallicharan

Ro Kallicharan

Ro's Twenty one in 20 one


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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I was meant to be running 20 marathons in 2020. This is 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 with 5 marathons in 5 days in April (Covid permitting!)[/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 during 2020. The charities I am supporting have needed your help now, more than ever, if they are to continue their life changing and life saving work.[/p][p]During the year, I have run 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]The [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.headstogether.org.uk/][b]Heads Together[/b][/url][/p][p]The mental health initiative spearheaded by the Royal Foundation, a driving force behind the 2017 'Mental Health Marathon' and the HeadsUp campaign with the Football Association. I'm so privileged to have been involved in their work to tackle stigma and change.[/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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May 5, 2021


Keep it up mate !


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Mar 27, 2021



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Mar 27, 2021


Good luck & best wishes. Both Mind & Lupus UK are charities close to my heart. You're doing so much good across the board whilst raising awareness. You're running for those that can't and you're providing hope. Best wishes ❤


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Mar 26, 2021

Sharon Donovan

What an amazing challenge! Thank you for raising money for such wonderful charities. Best of luck Ro!


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Jan 6, 2021

From Abi and Lucy


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Oct 22, 2020

Jay on behalf of everyone at Canada Life

You are a true inspiration Ro and we thank you so much for sharing your story with us. Supporting you every step of the way in raising money for these great and so important charities. Keep on running!


Oct 4, 2020


Go Ro ! Inspirational xx


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Jun 15, 2020



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Jun 15, 2020

Helen Humphrey

Good luck Ro!!


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Jun 15, 2020



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