Lee Shadbolt

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My target 155 kms

My movement goal is walk/run 5km of continuous physical activity per day to help improve my physical fitness and keep those January blues at bay.

This January, I'll be challenging myself to get active every day as part of the RED community.

Together, with REDers across the country (UK), I'll be going the extra mile to support myself and others by raising funds for Sport in Mind. 

I have also committed to this challenge to help raise awareness and support for suicide prevention and support groups. I personally commit to contribute 10% of the total amount I raise for sport in mind, to the Samaritans and Survivors of bereavement by suicide.

Please see below for more information on my chosen charities.

Samaritans | Every life lost to suicide is a tragedy | Here to listen

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide – Overcoming the isolation of people bereaved by suicide (uksobs.org)

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Friday 20th Jan

I’ve been aware of REDJanuary for several years. The founder and CEO attended the same school as me growing up and I’ve watched the organization grow through her social media. I always thought it was a great idea but that was as far as it went.

At the end of January 2022, I received a phone call from my friend in New Zealand. I immediately knew something was wrong as we only ever speak through WhatsApp messaging or video calls. A mutual friend of ours had died by suicide.

I had not spoken to this friend for several years, we gradually lost touch after I moved to away. But he was a friend. We went to nursery, primary and secondary school together, played football, travelled, etc.… you get the gist, we were close. He was a big part of my life for a long time and the news of his passing and the way he passed, absolutely floored me. I had no idea he was in such a dark place and the guilt of not being there for him in any capacity, consumed me.

I knew January 2023 would trigger me, I knew it would have implications on my mental health, my work, study and most importantly my family. In the aftermath of the events of last January, I was not present. I was physically present, but I had nothing else but my physical presence to give. I was aware of this, I could see it, but I couldn’t do anything to change it. I could see how it was affecting my wife and my son. I could see the sadness in their eyes, and I couldn’t allow it to continue.

I started seeing a counsellor and with her help, I developed the tools and strategies I needed to help me get back to a place where I could focus my energy where it was needed most. My wife and son are the most important thing in the world, and I needed to do whatever it takes to be the person they need me to be and the person they deserve.

My intention was never to raise money through REDJanuary. My original motivation was simply to take part in the memory of my friend, but I was still focusing on the negative. Instead, I decided to channel my efforts in a more positive way and look forward by using what is important to me as motivation. That is why I am raising money (and hopefully a little awareness) for mental health charities. I’m currently the number one individual fundraiser in the world right now, it’s a UK initiative but I prefer my interpretation. I’m so grateful for all the support and donations I’ve received so far and would love for it to continue.

I’ve also personally pledged to donate 10% of all money raised through REDJanuary for Sport in Mind to The Samaritans and Survivors of Bereavement by suicide (SOBS). Some of you may be aware of the amazing work the Samaritans do but the SOBS are a fantastic organization who have provided my friend’s family with much-needed support and advice through a very difficult time and would massively benefit from any contribution.

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Good luck, Lee! From all your favourite colleagues :)



Just remember, you are awesome and we are all here for you if you ever need anything we are all here for you.




Nina Hewitt

What a great cause and positive thing to commit to. You’ve got all our support! Love Nina, Matt and the boys x


Philip Shadbolt

Well done Lee, proud of you ❤️


Sheila Moran

Great idea Lee :), keep up the good work.



Congratulations 🏃‍♂️🏃‍♂️ Keep it going x


Laura Pedder




Richard Bower

Run Shadbolt run!!!


Emma Corcoran

Amazing, great cause! :)


Michelle Cartledge

Well done & good luck Lee


Kerry Clegg

Run Dolph, run… Patience you must have, my young Steef… There’s some good in this world, Mr Dolph, and it’s worth fighting for… (proud of you - you got this!) Xx


Alan Cartledge

Well done Lee!


Suzie Shadbolt

Love you, proud of you xxx


Sandy Johnston

Well done lad, keep pushing, keep steefing! X


Tom Mccausland


Renee Hyde

You got this Lee, I believe in you! Good luck and have fun with this :)



Amazing achievement, and such a good cause!


Sylvia Ash

Well done Lee xx So proud of you!


Afiyah Sanghar

Well done Lee! Such a great cause


Hannah Ralph

Proud of you mate xx


Deirdre Gale




Phil Shadbolt

Good luck Lee


Shirina Fotuhi

Way to go Lee, this challenge is amazing!


Rosemin Guerrero

Keep stepping - great causes.


Spencer Shadbolt

Well done daddy!



Run Deef, run!


Lee Shadbolt


Philip Mayer

Walk/run Steef, walk/run!!


Stain & The Stainettes

There will be days when you just don't feel like doing it….but there will be a lifetime knowing you did. Steef. Please


Rachael Malone


Rhiannon Bowering

Well done!


Puja Shivlani