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Total raised so far

£985.00 +£173.75 Gift Aid See breakdown

Recent donations

2 weeks ago

Nicky

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done super proud of you

2 weeks ago

Emma Cameron

£10.00 + £2.50 Gift Aid

Well done!

2 weeks ago

Judi & Ian Henderson

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Neal & Jackie

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Great cause. Good luck mate 🥇

2 weeks ago

Jimbo

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

2 weeks ago

Azza

£20.00

3 weeks ago

Stacey Longstaff

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck Darren from Stacey, Mic & El

3 weeks ago

Gordon L Lilley

£20.00 + £5.00 Gift Aid

Good luck from stiff legs

1 month ago

Darren Redmond

£50.00 + £12.50 Gift Aid

Good luck mate

1 month ago

THATCHED TAVERN ,MAIDENCOMBE,DEVON

£50.00

Darren Gothard is raising money for Andys Man Club Limited

Running to get men talking

My story

My story’s not unique and one I’ll share & tell,

It goes back many years when I wasn’t sure I was unwell

Ya see I was the happy go lucky guy the one that was big and strong,

Walking tall, going down the pub, things upstairs don’t go wrong.

Then one day here I go in for the big old shock,

I’d turned to crumbling sand so quick when I'd been the big old rock…….

For far too long this has been a taboo topic for men to discuss and now it is “OK TO TALK”, it has to be for us to be OK!

It happened to me slowly, slowly, when you think you’re dealing with things, clearly, I wasn’t doing as well as I thought I was. Believe me when I say it was the biggest shock of my life to find myself in the situation of a full on breakdown when I had been one of the strongest willed men for years. But it took the biggest strength of character along with trained professionals, a fully supportive family and friends to come back from the depth of a despairing place I found myself.

Unfortunately, there wasn’t the likes of Andy’s Man Club around at the time so I had to rely on the national health support which was more than adequate but far less understanding then than it is now, not taking anything away from the service at the time but it has come a long way of late.

A lot of peoples take on the taboo topic then was “you might just need to give your head a shake lad”!! Nowadays there’s so much more understanding, not just in the professional sector but from Joe public, people listen more and people thankfully have started to talk more. We need to get the message out to all men and especially those at a younger age, get them to understand they are not alone, they have got a voice they can use and that it most certainly IS “OK TO TALK”. 👌


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My updates

3 weeks ago

Only 1 week to go before my run and I’m overwhelmed with the fantastic support I’ve received for myself and this well deserving charity. I can’t believe I’ve smashed my goal and, including gift aid managed to get over the £1000:00 marker. Many heart felt thanks to everyone supporting me and this wonderful cause so far and I hope I can manage another PB of running the course in under 2 hours 30 mins. See you all in the pub for a cold Guinness next week 😜👌

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Darren Gothard is fundraising for

Andys Man Club Limited

Charity number: 1179647

Darren Gothard is fundraising as part of

Leeds Half Marathon 2022

8th May 2022

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