Ryan Thomas stepped out on Wednesday with his partner Lucy Mecklenburgh and brother Adam in Manchester to celebrate the completion of his charity marathon.
The former Coronation Street star, 36, crossed the finish line earlier today after completing 10 marathons in 10 days to raise money for the suicide prevention charity, CALM.
And while still wearing his marathon gear, Ryan beamed as he reunited with his loved ones downtown.
Support: Ryan Thomas stepped out with his partner Lucy Mecklenburgh and brother Adam in Manchester on Wednesday to celebrate the completion of his charity marathon
He stretched his arm around his 12-year-old daughter Scarlett Jacqueline – whom he shares with Corrie star Tina O’Brien – as he strolled down the road.
She wore a Fendi top and leggings while her father wore a waterproof jacket, black shorts and walking boots.
Ryan wore a backpack, complete with a hydration pack, and supported his knee joint after the grueling trip with a leg sleeve.
The actor shielded his face from the sun with reflective shades and a black baseball cap.
Good cause: The actor, 36, crossed the finish line earlier today after completing 10 marathons in 10 days to raise funds for the suicide prevention charity, CALM (pictured his brother Adam, 32, and his family)
He held hands with Lucy, 29, who was wearing a personalized t-shirt promoting Ryan’s charity run.
She cut an elegant silhouette in a long tweed blazer and straight jeans that she teamed with white sneakers.
The former TOWIE star framed her face with circular shades and full coverage makeup. She also styled her iconic brown locks in a sleek long bob.
Meanwhile, Ryan’s brother Adam, 32, looked cheerful as he walked with his son Teddy, six, in his arms. His wife Caroline Daly was holding their three-year-old daughter, Elsie-Rose.
Overwhelmed with emotion: On Friday, Ryan revealed that a friend of his had committed suicide during the lockdown, so he decided to embark on the massive 262 mile journey.
Ryan was fundraising during the marathon for CALM (Campaign Against Living Misery) as part of Mental Health Awareness Week 2021.
Ryan revealed on Friday that a friend of his committed suicide during the lockdown, so he decided to embark on the massive 262 mile journey.
Speaking candidly about his friend, Ryan said, “It really rocked everyone. You would never have known he was in pain.
Pledging to “let people know the help is out there,” the beloved father added, “If I can save even one life, I will have done a great job.
Motivation: Vowing to “let people know that help is there”, the beloved father said: “If I can save even one life, I will have done a great job”
Ryan was hoping to raise £ 25,000 to support the cause, but he smashed his target with around £ 144,068 in donations on Wednesday.
The target has since been updated to £ 145,000
On his fundraising page on Just Giving, Ryan wrote, “I am fortunate to have a great following and as a person in the public eye I want to use it for positive change. The statistics are shocking and we need to do something about it.
“If a life is saved by me doing this challenge, if someone is checking to see if their friend or using CALM for advice and help, it was worth it.
“I will also use this time and challenge to use my platform to give the charity, mental health experts and survivors a platform to tell their story. ”
The Office For National Statistics reported that there were 6,507 suicides in the UK in 2018, and of these, 75% were men.
Last year, the Samaritan charity reported that middle-aged men facing financial hardship are most at risk of suicide due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Success! Ryan was hoping to raise £ 25,000 to support the cause, but he smashed his target with around £ 144,068 in donations on Wednesday. His target has been updated to £ 145,000