Mental health charity takes beneficiary spot in the Sudbury Fun Run

Team Sparky at last year's event

A national mental health charity has been selected as one of three official beneficiaries of this year’s Sudbury Fun Run.

The annual run, which takes place on Good Friday 25 March, is one of the major longstanding sporting and fundraising events in the town and has taken place in various forms since the 1980s. It attracts 500 runners each year.

Richmond Fellowship, part of Recovery Focus the new national group of mental health and substance support charities, provides both community and supported housing services in the area and funds raised from the run will help support the people accessing services in the area.

Matt Webb, community link worker for Richmond Fellowship, said:

This is a massive achievement for our service and is a testament to all the hard work our team has been doing to raise the profile of Richmond Fellowship in the local community.

Our staff and those who use our service will be running and walking on the day – so do come and support us along the route, or at the finish line in Belle Vue Park.”

The staff and people accessing Richmond Fellowship are no strangers to the event having taken part in the event in various forms for the last two years.

You can sponsor ‘Team Sparky’ by going to their fundraising page and keep up to date with the team’s training progress by following them on Twitter: @RF_Suffolk.

All money raised for the Suffolk Recovery service will be put towards their programme of activities. Any surplus funds raised will be used to provide additional services and goods for those they support.

The announcement comes in a special anniversary year for Richmond Fellowship’s Suffolk service which is celebrating 20 years of Making Recovery Reality in the market town.

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