Ro Kallicharan

Ro Kallicharan

Ro's 21 marathons in 2021


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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][b]Last updated on 20 June 2021[/b][/p][p]I was meant to be running 20 marathons in 2020. This was not possible due to the Coronavirus, so I decided to do 21 in 2021 instead![/p][p]The list of events is [url=]here on my website[/url].[/p][p]As of this update, I have completed SEVEN of the #21in2021 and they continue to come thick and fast in the weeks ahead.[/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][u]So on to 2021[/u][/p][p]My [url=]reasons for running[/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=]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=]Mind, the mental health charity[/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=]Lupus UK[/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=]Saint Francis Hospice[/url][/p][p]Saint Francis Hospice is an independent charity and one of the largest adult hospices in the UK. Our team of specialist consultants, doctors, nurses and a range of other health and social care professionals provide care and support to individuals with a life-limiting illness, as well as their carers and family members, completely free of charge.[/p][p]My wonderful mother-in-law volunteered there for sixteen years and was due to spend her final weeks before she passed away in May 2021.[/p][p][url=]Football Beyond Borders[/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=]The Running Charity[/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 22, 2021

Adam Kearney



plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jun 20, 2021

Annabel Crichton

Because you never give up and I admire that.


Jun 19, 2021

Peej Whitewick

Keep on're just brilliant Rohan x


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Jun 19, 2021

Pauline (wi4ever)

Amazing! Keep up the good work!


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Jun 16, 2021

Mike R

Mate, I have known you for a LONG time now. If you had told me back then that you would become an inspiration for many I would have scratched my head. BUT you are. Well done and keep it up!


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