Mar 02, 2015
Andrew Lynch: A rise from the ashes
Andrew Lynch is a Pioneer at Saracens.
He has also recently become an ambassador for the charity, the Saracens Sport Foundation. He also works as a healthcare assistant at the Royal Marsden hospital in the children and young adults unit.
Andrew embarked on a tough journey, which has consequently seen him rise from the ashes with an aura of hope and integrity. Over a year ago Andrew was eighteen and a half stone, with a serious lack of motivation after going through a bout of depression. He was advised to focus on the things that fuelled these melancholic thoughts in attempt to reverse them. Being unfit and overweight was an incentive in itself to make a change. Through running and gaining a thirst for sport and fitness, Andrew has since lost an impressive two and half stone.
The incentive for Andrew lies in wanting to improve on his own fitness and to attempt to beat his personal best, as there’s nothing more rewarding than seeing a change in your fitness levels and abilities. However, a big inducement is also to help people, such as the Saracens Sport Foundation. Until recently he wasn’t involved hugely with the foundation, but through extensive research and reading about the never-ending work they do, Andrew was hooked. He realized just how much sport had impacted not only his own life but other peoples as well.
Currently he has entered into six events including, the Vitality North London Half Marathon, the Brighton Marathon, the Bupa London 10k, the St. Albans Half Marathon, the Ealing Half Marathon and finally the River Thames Half Marathon. Through Andrew conquering his own personal challenges, it has simultaneously had a positive effect on the foundation. People donating and raising funds for events not only encourages the competitors but it is also an incredible way to raise awareness for the Saracens Sport Foundation.
As if that wasn’t enough, his future prospects are just as promising. If Saracens win the premiership this season, Andrew has admitted he would like to run from Twickenham stadium to Allianz Park for the first home game of the next season in aid of the foundation. We’ll be waiting at Allianz to cheer you on through the home stretch!
Written by: Michelle Ganney
If you are inspired by Andrew’s story and would like to support him in his countless sporting endeavours then please see details below on the various ways to donate. Alternatively, if you would like to take on a challenge of your own for the Saracens Sport Foundation, please get in contact with Clair Lodge by Email: ClairLodge@saracens.net Phone: 0203 6757247 Or by visiting the website: http://www.saracens.com/foundation/
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