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“I DON’T THINK MOST PARENTS THINK NSPCC WILL BECOME PART OF THEIR LIVES”

AFTER HER DAUGHTER, SOPHIE PARKINSON, DIED BY SUICIDE THREE YEARS AGO, RUTH MOSS WAS DETERMINED TO DO ALL SHE COULD TO SUPPORT THE NSPCC - A CHARITY THAT HAD BECOME AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR LIVES. NOW RUTH HAS SET UP A TRIBUTE FUND FOR THE NSPCC AND WILL BE RUNNING OUR WOMEN’S RUNNING RACE SERIES EVENT IN GLASGOW TO FUNDRAISE FOR THE CHARITY

Sophie Parkinson was just 13 when she took her own life. From the age of eight she’d suffered from mental health issues but had struggled to get the right support. Sophie turned to the NSPCC’s Childline for help in 2013 – and the service became an invaluable outlet for her in the 12 months before she passed away.

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Find your inner joy with the August issue of Women’s Running, on sale now! We’ll tell you how to keep your running from becoming an obsession - and hear from one woman whose compulsion to run almost ruined her life (don’t worry – there’s a happy ending!). We’ve also spoken to experts to find out how you can run your way to inner happiness. Need a bit more inspiration to train? We’ll introduce you to three women who went from fitness-phobes to incredible runners, and we’ll also show you how to keep running throughout your whole life with our guide to age-proofing your body. Plus, we’ve got a guide to making the most of every session you run, tips on running a really fast half-marathon, and a four-minute workout for really busy runners. Quick - download your copy now!