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Sam Tewari

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Challenge complete

Fundraising for this challenge has ended so we're no longer accepting donations. Thanks to everyone who supported this challenge.

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi everyone[/p] [p]This year I will be running the London marathon in aid of the men's mental health charity, CALM (The Campaign Against Living Miserably).[/p] [p]Prior to this I had never run a competitive race. It was only a year or so ago that any running I took part in mainly consisted of an idle jog around Clapham Common on a weekend. However, throughout a 3 year battle with my mental health, running gradually became a key coping mechansim for me and over the past 6 months it has stepped up and become an even bigger part of my life than I initially anticipated.[/p] [p]From my experience, mental health problems were my body and mind's way of telling me that I wasn't living life the way I was meant to and that certain things needed to be addressed. This sent me on an intense but incredibly rewarding journey of recovery and, through a lot of hard work and self-improvement, I feel I have arrived at a more positive way of existing. Running played a big part in this. Running gave me a healthier lifestyle, something to push myself towards mentally and physically and it gave me a sense of community amongst other runners in the same position.[/p] [p]Today I am in a place where I feel that I am winning with my mental health (touch wood), and now it feels like it's time to give back. In today's society a staggering amount of young men are going through what I did and still feel as though they have nowhere to turn and nobody to talk to about what they are experiencing. Over the past 6 months I have been getting involved with some incredible projects that will look to blow open the conversation surrounding mental health in the UK and I can't wait to share more with you as we approach the marathon...[/p] [p]Anyway, that's enough of my story for now. If you are able to sponsor me and help raise awareness for this incredible and very important cause, any donations would be much appreciated.[/p] [p]Nice one[/p] [p]Sam x[/p]

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Supporters

Apr 30, 2017

Lucy G

Next stop, IRON MAN. x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 23, 2017

Cameron

Dead proud of you mate!

£10.00

Apr 23, 2017

Phil Singh

Good luck Sam.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 22, 2017

Danny Roberts

Well done. A good idea is a good idea... forever.

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 21, 2017

Anonymous

Good luck for the Marathon Sam and for everything you do going forward after this, lots of love from Marie xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 20, 2017

Babs Ju and Tom

Any one of us is capable of making a difference - You are getting out there and actually doing it ! Well done Sam

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 19, 2017

Mum

So so proud of what you have achieved through this project, the courage and determination you have shown and the clear message that it's ok to talk and share our feelings. You will have all our love and support with you every mile of the race on Sunday x

£100.00

Apr 18, 2017

Jenny Entwistle

Good luck Sam!!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2017

Craig

Good luck lad

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 18, 2017

Ijlal

It's not a lot but it's something, good luck Sam it's not an easy task! Thank you for raising awareness for those who feel like they can't speak out x

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid