Former Welwyn rugby player raises funds for men’s wellbeing charity

PUBLISHED: 07:00 24 January 2017 | UPDATED: 09:24 24 January 2017

Kyle Birkin will be running the London Marathon in aid of JOCA.
Picture: Arran Ferguson

Kyle Birkin will be running the London Marathon in aid of JOCA. Picture: Arran Ferguson

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A retired rugby player will be supporting his former club when he runs the London Marathon in April.

Kyle Birkin will be running the London Marathon in aid of JOCA.
Picture: Arran Ferguson Kyle Birkin will be running the London Marathon in aid of JOCA. Picture: Arran Ferguson

Kyle Birkin, 33, has been involved in Welwyn Rugby Club since the age of five and will be raising money for JOCA (Just One Click Away) when he takes part in the marathon.

JOCA is a wellbeing charity set up by the club to get men talking, raise awareness of mental health and the support available.

Father-of-one Kyle said: “I’m very lucky to have got a marathon place.

“The club has supported me through darker times before JOCA was set up so when I got my place I thought this is my chance to get behind the organisation.

“I know mental health in men is quite a big thing.”

Kyle, a business development manager in occupational health, will be wearing maroon, white and blue, which are the club’s colours.

To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/JOCA
For more information about JOCA, go to https://jocawrfc.co.uk/


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