Richard Harvey is a man with a goal, to run 300km over 8 days. Many have done similar feats but not so many with the past that Richard has as a recovering addict celebrated his first year of sobriety after 12 long hopeless years in the grip of active drug addiction.
Just a year ago, Richard was unable to function at all in society, on any level. Today he is fit and ready to run.
“My motivation and inspiration for doing the run is to raise enough fund to help support WAYNOL CHRISTIAN MANORS main goal of helping addicts like myself live a healthy and sober lifestyle. By helping us raise funds you will be helping struggling addicts that want help but can’t afford it, to get the treatment they so desperately want
and need but cannot afford. The money we raise can also help us renovate the property which has
so much potential for growth.
I once heard Craig Falconer say to me, “The only time to look down on someone is when you are helping pick them up.” A lot of people look down on addicts and just think they are a lost cause and will amount to nothing, without understanding how they even got to the point of being addicted to a substance.”
Richard began his quest in STANGER on FRIDAY 13TH NOVEMBER and has already made it halfway through his journey, taking him through Ballito, Umhlanga to Kloof, even fitting in a stop at the famous Comrades wall at Cowies hill. From Kloof he ran to Durban beachfront, on through the Bluff and has already made his way south through Scottburgh and Hibberdene.
Richard has found support along the way as local running club members join him for moral and navigational support through his gruelling journey whilst stop off points provide much needed rest and recuperation, with much needed physio to ease the aches and pains of the day.
Richards journey to recovery began at Waynol Manor, an Anti-Narcotics Agency founded in 2009.
Waynol is owned by family members and is run by Recovered Addicts as well as people who have
suffered through the addictions of family members. Waynol Manor offers Outpatient/Aftercare programs and in addition to this we have our own Rehabilitation Centre called our “Manor”. Our Manor facility is one of
learning, to bring people like us, to be passionate about saving lives and fighting this terrible but definitely beatable problem.
Richard plans to run into Munster Port Edward in the early afternoon of FRIDAY 2OTH NOVEMBER.
Along the way he will overnight in: BALLITO, UMHLANGA, KLOOF, AMANZIMTOTI, SCOTTBURGH,
HIBBERDENE, AND PORT SHEPSTONE.
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