Runners on track to raise funds for Charlie Waller at the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon

October 14 2021

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Fifty runners from around the UK are taking part in the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon in support of Charlie Waller.

The funds raised will help us build upon the work we are already doing with the Cambridge community.

This includes our work in partnership with the University of Cambridge: we are developing a training programme for tutors to enable them support students’ mental wellbeing needs.

Last year’s Cambridge Half raised £48,000 for to support our work, including the creation of a new resource: Talking About Suicide: a Guide for University Staff. The guides will be distributed to universities throughout the UK later this year.

This year we are once again a National Partner of the TTP Cambridge Half Marathon and we are very grateful to everyone who runs on our behalf.

They include teacher Heidi Sturdy from Cambridge, who said: “I’m running for Charlie Waller because mental health matters. It impacts everyone, even if not directly and I wanted to do something to help support those who are affected by it.”

Charlie’s brothers Richard and Philip and Charlie’s niece Imi Waller are also running the Cambridge Half this year.

Richard, a Cambridge University graduate and our Chair of Trustees, said: “Cambridge holds a very special place in my heart and I can’t think of a better and more inspiring setting to run a half marathon. We are incredibly grateful for the support we get from the whole Cambridge community in this fantastic event which has become a really important fundraiser for the Trust.”

Clare Stafford, our CEO, said: “The Cambridge Half Marathon has become an important feature in our fundraising calendar and we want to thank everyone who is running for Charlie Waller this year. The money raised will help our ongoing work to support children and young people who may be struggling with their mental health which is especially vital in these uncertain times and with the unprecedented impact of the pandemic.”

Donate to help us continue our work supporting young people and children here.

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