Chris is running an Ultra for Andys Man Club

I'm running 34 miles across challenging hills and cliffs to raise money for a charity very close to my heart. I genuinely wouldn't be where I am (mentally or physically) if it wasn't for this organisation. This is my story...

12 months ago, I was struggling to cope. I was fighting a battle in my head and had backed myself into a corner. I'd previously found help through the local Depression and Anxiety Service (now called TalkWorks), but having been discharged, going back felt like admitting defeat. I persevered, balancing work with raising my 2 children, taking each day as it came. Suffice to say, I wasn't enjoying life. 

Then one day, I saw a poster in the Town Hall. It described a place for men to go, where men can talk about their problems with other men going through tough times. This place was Andys Man Club.  

From the moment I arrived, I was made to feel welcome (not an easy thing to do with 20-odd blokes already in the room looking up at me). Within 2 hours, I felt like I'd made some truly important friends. I'm glad to say that, 12 months on, I know these are some of the most important people in my life. 

Andys Man Club was set up a few years back, with the goal of reducing the number of men who die by suicide. Suicide is the biggest killer in men under the age of 45 - 1 every 2 hours. Andys Man Club's message is simple: #itsoktotalk.  

Andys Man Club groups open their doors every Monday evening at 7 pm. Raising money for this life-changing and life-saving charity will help to offer more safe spaces for more men across the country.

I'm Chris Weekes and I'm running in the Endurancelife South Devon Ultra. Have a look at the route and find out more at https://www.endurancelife.com/southdevon .

Donations

  • Anonymous 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Ben Richardson 
    • £10 
    • 4 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £50 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • £10 (Offline)
    • 5 mos
  • Chris Robson 
    • £20 
    • 5 mos
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Organizer

Chris Weekes 
Organizer
Chudleigh, South West England, United Kingdom
ANDYS MAN CLUB LIMITED 
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