At the beginning of April, Barry Richens took part in a 10km Wolf Run and raised an amazing £995 for Oxfordshire Mind.
Barry said ‘Having first-hand experience with depression I do know of the help that is needed to get you through one day to the next, whether it’s family and friends, medical help or counselling. Having had all of these I wanted to do my bit by fundraising to help others.
I decided to do a wolf run, which is a 10km run with obstacles and swimming, it was very hard as the temperature on the day was cold and the lake we had to swim was very cold, but I thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
I had a lot of family, friends and colleagues that donated which was great and I managed to go way passed my fundraising target. I know the whole point is to raise money, but I did learn from the experience not to get stressed with lack of monies being donated or people you thought that might donate don’t, because it is supposed to be fun.’