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Rotherham Man Walking to Capital in aid of Charity


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Jonathon Ripley has organised a walk from Rotherham to London King’s Cross to help raise money in aid of Cancer Research UK and WalkAndTalkMMH.

Jonathan [Jon] Ripley will be walking 155 mile’s over 7 days from his hometown of Rotherham to London’s Kings Cross from the 28th of June 2021 to the 04th of July 2021 .

Jon says: “The story of this epic journey ahead, rolls around that a lot of people suffer from Cancer and Mental Health, and support for these two major issues in life are a crucial part for people futures to understand and overcome. I have had past experiences with family falling to cancer and mental health and these two topics alone have given me the chance to understand that there is help out there for everyone.”

Jon at one point contemplating taking his own life and spoke about how WalkAndTalkMMH saved his life:

“I have had the pleasure and up known respect for being apart of this charity, which has helped me and a lot of other people in this world to understand that life is a very crucial thing to have, and to focus on seeing the dangers of depression and hard living. In my own experience, of being in a very dark place at certain times, they have had the time and key effort to help me when I needed support from those that know the hardships of life and being unable to live probably. I would go as far as say they saved my life when I felt there wasn’t another way out without killing myself, and that’s the hard part to admit.”

Ripley also went on to talk about how he admires the work of Cancer Research UK:

“I have chosen this charity because it is a very close thing to myself and to my family. In the last 12 months, two of my aunts sadly lost the battle to this hard and nasty disease. They gave so much to a lot of people like myself and they taught me so much in so little time. Never take anything for granted and they certainly showed that through the battles they had to go through to function and to try and fight the pain and suffering they had to go through. Cancer isn’t a great thing to encounter and the battle still goes on today in everybody’s lives.”

“Every donation and support for this event goes a long way in being able to make a difference and to achieve this great adventure that awaits to be completed. This will be my biggest challenge and a challenge I cannot wait to conquer, so I will say thank you for reading and let the battle commence.”

If you’d like to help Jon Ripley reach his goal, you can donate at through his GoFundMe page: Fundraiser by Jonathon Ripley : A Walk To The Capital (

Written by: Rother Radio

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