Olly runs and raises £3,926 for Young Minds

A 17 year old from Walcot, near Folkingham has completed a 14 day challenge running 14km each day, raising nearly £4,000 for a mental health charity.
Ollie Rymer on his 14-day running challenge. EMN-210222-152802001Ollie Rymer on his 14-day running challenge. EMN-210222-152802001
Ollie Rymer on his 14-day running challenge. EMN-210222-152802001

Mapping out a route around Newton, Haceby, Braceby, Sapperton and Pickworth, Olly Rymer endured blisters, snow and icy weather to clock up an impressive total of 196km.

Olly explained: “I wanted to try and help young people who are struggling with mental health issues and our current situation with Covid-19 means there is more demand than ever.”

To date Olly has raised £3,926. To add a donation go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/olly-rymer

Young Minds is the UK’s leading charity fighting for children and young people’s mental health. A spokesman explained: “In the UK today, an estimated five children in every classroom have a mental health problem. A quarter of 17-year-old girls have self-harmed in the last year, while suicide remains the single biggest killer of boys and young men. But things can get better. We provide young people with tools to look after their mental health. We empower adults to be the best support they can be to the young people in their lives.”