Over the course of 3 days in mid-June we’re attempting to run all 104 miles of the Cotswold Way. In all honesty, with our navigation skills we’re probably going to do more than that!
The mathematically minded among you will already have worked out that means running at least 34.6 miles a day. That’s a lot. Yes we will have just done a marathon, but that’s only 26 miles and believe us, it really isn’t ideal preparation either! You can help us get through this trial of physical and mental endurance by rewarding our efforts and supporting an incredible charity working in something nobody likes to talk about…
CALM – the Campaign Against Living Miserably – is a charity aiming to reduce young male suicide (see the brilliant video at the bottom of the page for details). You may not know how much of a problem this is, like we said no one wants to talk about it, but suicide kills more men aged 25-45 than ANYTHING else. Cancer, heart disease, diabetes, all those other charities you support…none of them could save as many lives as just helping men to talk about their mental health. (Great Guardian article explain the problem)
CALM is an amazing organisation, I urge you to take a look at their work and spread the word about their existence. Chances are you know a man, aged between 25 and 45, and while they never show any signs of depression or anguish it’s because “blokes don’t do emotion” or some such nonsense. The more we talk about mental health and promote charities like CALM the better the chances of improving life for all.
So please, make a small donation, then share share share the fact that you’ve done something brilliant because you don’t consider mental health a taboo subject and you refuse to live miserably.