Max Keeps on Running for YoungMinds
Lower Sixth form pupil Max Collins, challenged himself to run 300 miles in 30 consecutive days, raising money for the mental health charity, YoungMinds.
Having taken to the roads every morning and every evening during November, Max completed his challenge on Monday 30 November, with his final miles running into the Quad at RGS Worcester. Supported and greeted by his family, friends, teachers and the local press, it was a fitting finale to Max’s challenge.
Along with many young people, Max was concerned about being unable to participate in his favourite sporting activities – Rugby, Rowing and Golf during the recent lockdown, and was keen to replace it with something meaningful. Max says, “It’s been a huge mental challenge for me, especially when the blisters and knee pain kicked in. I kept reminding myself of the struggles that kids of my age are experiencing at the moment which really helped to keep me going!”
Max’s chosen charity YoungMinds provides invaluable support and resources for children and young people who may be struggling with their mental health. Max explains “I feel it is vital in these unprecedented times to support the children as much as we can who are suffering from mental health issues. I feel this will show people that anything is possible when you put your mind to it.”
Max was interviewed at RGS by a reporter and camera operator from BBC Midlands Today and appeared on the programme an hour later. He was also featured in the local press: The Worcester News and The Shuttle.
Max’s fundraising target was £1,300, but this figure has already been reached, with a current and impressive total of over £3,800 raised! If you’d like to support Max, please visit his JustGiving page.
Well done Max from all at RGS Worcester!