Weekly Missive

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Hi all

In this week – Club Charity, mental health, Discount code for a tri

Things are definitely looking up with more and more events being announced. Who is doing the Peterborough Marathon next weekend? What other events are you doing? Please make sure you send your results to Mike Gullis, email hidden; JavaScript is required

Coming to track on Wednesday?
Please wear your club kit (Juniors and seniors) we would like to take some pictures to promote the Festival of Sport.

Club Charity – The Cambridge Acorn Project
As the second nominated charity was withdrawn, this charity was accepted as the BRJ Run and Tri Charity for 2021-2022, with Sarah Taylor-Hall taking on the position of Fundraising Officer. https://www.cambridgeacornproject.org.uk/

The Cambridge Acorn Project are a small charity working accross Cambridgeshire to support young people and families facing mental health difficulties. The charity does therapeutic work in the areas of stress, trauma, attachment and social justice. In Huntingdon, there is a current project in a nursery, working with a group of children that have been affected as a result of the covid pandemic. There is a further project working with children and young people together.

Matt Edge, C.O.O and therapeutic practitioner for Cambridge Acorn Project said “Thank you so much for having us as your charity of the year – I cannot tell you how much this means to us. We are still fairly new, and small, and so this is actually the first time anyone has done anything like this to this degree for us”.

Suffice to say, any support that BRJ Run and Tri can provide to The Cambridge Acorn Project will be well received and have a real impact on the children and families at need within our community.

Has lockdown had an impact on your mental health?
Mental Health; There are mental health as well as physical benefits to running and England Athletics #Run and Talk programme aims to support clubs in promoting mental health. We would like to use this programme to promote running and mental health within BRJ. This needs members to be involved, if you’re interested in mental health and would like to contribute to this, see the information on the EA website and contact Annette Newton email hidden; JavaScript is required , or mention your interest when you see her. We need a group of people supporting this to register for the programme and think about how we use this within the club.

Triathlon at Lake Ashmore 12th September – Discount code
If you are interested in this event then we have been given a discount code, active1

Cambridge Standard Triathlon