Spirit Of Monmouth Running Club resurrected the Kymin Dash in 2013. At the first meeting it was decided that the race would raise money for charity as well as provide a race in Monmouth for runners take part in.
The total raised so far is £3750.00 with additional contribution from Barclays Bank which means that £7000.00 has been donated to charity.
2013 - Supported Monmouth Aid and donated £250.00
2014 - Supported The Gwent Appeal of ABF The Soldiers' Charity and donated £1000.00
2015 - Supported Action Duchenne and donated £1000
2016 - Supported St Michael's Hospice Herefordshire and donated £1500
The 2017 Kymin Dash is supporting Llamau.
Llamau is the leading Homelessness Charity for the most vulnerable Young People and Women in Wales.
The word Llamau means steps, progression or threshold in old Welsh, and our ultimate aim is to support the people who use our services in making these positive steps.
We’ve become a ‘provider of choice’ because of our ability and reputation for working with all young people and vulnerable women. We are particularly well known for engaging with those at risk - particularly care leavers, young offenders, those at risk of offending, victims of domestic abuse, and people who have chaotic and disadvantaged lifestyles. They all need high levels of individual support to gain the necessary skills to live independently and integrate with communities.
In short, we often connect with people where others cannot.
Partnership work with the Psychotherapy Dept at Cardiff University demonstrated that 88% of a cohort of our young people had some form of mental health issue. Llamau worked with over 5,000 young people last year, achieving 97% positive outcomes.