Michael Ostick Embarks On Leigh Community Trust Fundraiser

Former Leigh Centurions forward Michael “Oz” Ostick and fellow Leigh Community Trust colleague TJ Richardson are in strict training for a great cause.

On 1st September Oz and TJ will be running the 13.1 mile course in the grounds of Capesthorne Hall to raise funds for Leigh Community Trust’s mental health programmes.

The Trust deliver a wide range of projects that help all members of the local community that may be struggling with their mental wellbeing.

These range from:

New mums taking part in Mamma Mindfulness, a 6 week course helping mums to recover both physically and mentally.

Adult males who attend Team Talk, a peer to peer talking group for men with poor mental wellbeing and suicidal thoughts and Mindcraft, a 12 week school programme for pupils aged 11-16 who take part in workshops to help with confidence building, self-injury prevention, emotional awareness and coping strategies.

Oz, one of the MindCraft programme deliverers said: “After seeing first-hand the positive effects the programme has had on the students, I think it’s so important that we are able to continue running it.”

Some things never change and the competitive nature in Oz is still there because it’s clear he wants bragging rights for the Trust.

He added: “It’s TJ’s first half marathon and he’s definitely got youth on his side but I’ve ran a few before so I’ve got a bit of experience of them now and I hope that will give me the edge!”

To sponsor Oz and TJ follow the link


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