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Monday 11 February 2013

24 Hours. One whole day of reading, and reading, and some more reading. There will be books involved, as well as epic amounts of energy drinks and snack foods.

You can keep track of my progress at my website.

Why? To raise awareness of mental health issues in Scotland, while also reducing the stigma of various illnesses.

If you broke your leg, you wouldn't expect that your friends would not understand. You wouldn't be embarrassed or ashamed to tell them. You wouldn't worry about what they would think of you, just because you have a broken leg.

So why the fear surrounding mental health?

More people need to understand what mental illness actually means, and how it affects those that suffer and cope.

More people affected by mental illness should have the confidence to admit their condition and its needs.

 

From the Scottish Association of Mental Health:

One in four people in Scotland will have a mental health problem at some point in their life. This means that you may know someone with a mental health problem, or maybe you're worried about your own mental health.

At SAMH we believe there is no health without mental health. We're here to provide help, information and support; to campaign on behalf of people with mental health problems and to raise money to fund our vital work. We're here for everyone, and we're here for you.

 

P.S

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Raising money for

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Scottish Association for Mental Health

Charity Registration No. SC008897

We are Scotland’s leading mental health charity. In Scotland 1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem and each day 2 people die by suicide. We work to combat stigma and campaign for better mental health. Help us take positive steps towards a mentally healthy Scotland.

Donations 19

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Well Done Bethany for raising so much for a good cause xxxxx

Donation by Sharon Anderson on 19/02/13

£25.00

+ £6.25 Gift Aid

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(misjudged joke)

Donation by Tom MacDonald on 12/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 12/02/13

£25.00

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Really good charity. Get readin'

Donation by Jamie Scobie on 11/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Harriet Gibbs on 11/02/13

£5.00

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Good luck! Read like the wind.

Donation by Rachel Hyatt on 10/02/13

£5.00

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Read well, friend!

Donation by Ian McNally on 10/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck! A very good cause and a brilliant way to raise money! xxxxx

Donation by Lauren Flannigan on 10/02/13

£10.00

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Jolly good work.

Donation by Aidan Patterson on 08/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

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Good Luck Bethy and wishing lots of cupcake love your way xXx

Donation by oXoAshoXo on 05/02/13

£5.00

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Donation by Paul Wernham on 03/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 03/02/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

Donation by Anonymous on 01/02/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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Donation by Siobhan Campbell on 01/02/13

£5.00

+ £1.25 Gift Aid

Donation by Fiona Padgett on 31/01/13

£10.00

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Good luck Bethy!!! xxx

Donation by Denise Padgett on 31/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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What a great idea. Very best of luck reaching your total.

Donation by Vicki on 28/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

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If you think I'm making you endless cups of tea this time, then you're badly mistaken.

Donation by Owen on 27/01/13

£20.00

+ £5.00 Gift Aid

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Good luck great to see you your doing this again can't believe its been a year since last time

Donation by Claire McGeachy on 24/01/13

£10.00

+ £2.50 Gift Aid

Donation summary

  • * Online donations£220.00
  • Offline donations£0.00
  • Text donations£0.00
  • Total raised£220.00
  • Gift Aid£40.00

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