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Tyne Extreme Challenge 2019


Potens’ Area Manager, Wais Zamani, and Potens’ Support Worker, Jamie Leigh Dodds, have embarked on their Extreme Challenge – running the distance between all six of Potens’ services in the Tyne area over Mental Health Awareness Week (13-19th May) to raise money for charity.


The duo started their challenge today (Monday 13th May) and will run 100 miles over the coming week in a bid to raise money for four chosen charities.


Regional Director Andrew Sharp was at the start line today to cheer the duo on the first leg of their journey, he said, “This really is an extreme challenge and we all wish Wais and Jamie lots of luck over the coming week as they embark on their 100 miles. This fundraising initiative links into  Mental Health Awareness Week, with two of the team’s chosen causes being mental health charities, helping to not only raise money but also awareness of mental health issues.”


For Wais this is a real first and the sessions are an extreme challenge to him.


Wais said: “Me and Jamie have been running run six days a week in preparation for the event.  This has been one of the most torturous training we have ever done, physically and mentally, but we are both very determined and excited to be starting our challenge. Thank you for everyone who has cheered us on and for donations made so far.”



The team are raising money for Mental Health Matters, Time to Change, Mencap and Cancer Research UK. Please dig deep and donate what you can.


You can sponsor Wais and Jamie direct via their just giving page.


Good Luck to our amazing duo!! 

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