Dan Griffin

Dan Griffin

Dan and Sophies fund raising for Max



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Late last year we lost our much loved friend, Max, to suicide. We have found running an incredible way to have time to process and deal with the loss of Max. This is where the 'Speedy Duets' were born linking the shared love for Running and Karaoke! We put a plan together to raise money for the Max Hunter Fund, which was set up by Max's close friends in partnership with the amazing Mintridge Foundation. The activities leading up to the main event;

1 Week 2 People 1 Marathon - We will kick start our training by completing a marathon distance in the week of the 27th of April to raise awareness of the event! - DONE

Karaoke Night - TBC

THE MAIN EVENT! - The Royal Parks Half Marathon on the 11th of October 2020. We realise in the current situation that the event might not go ahead. If this is the case we will both run a half marathon in the local area keeping 2 metres apart if needed!

We are asking for your support in raising a total of £2000 to go towards the Max Hunter fund, which will be keeping our much-loved friend’s fun, caring and sporting memory alive as well as changing perceptions and challenging stereotypes in the process. They will deliver mentoring programmes across the UK focussing on Max’s favourite sports and encouraging a new dialogue around how to look after our mental health just as we do our physical.

The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, they also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.

The Mintridge's team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype, FItSwarm and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.

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28 Not Out - The Max Hunter Fund

As a group of friends, we have been deeply shaken by the loss of our dear friend, Max Hunter who died by suicide in August 2019, aged 28. Suicide and mental health continue to be incredibly difficult topics to talk about, particularly for young people and that is why we ...

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  • £20K Target
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