Aled Hopkins

Running for MINDs - World's Fastest Fencer

Fundraising for Mind
raised of £300 target
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Event: Cardiff Half Marathon 2023, on 1 October 2023
The event is known for its fantastic atmosphere and its fast and flat course, which passes the city's most iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery.


🏃‍♂️ Running the Cardiff
Half Marathon in Fencing Kit for MIND 🤺

Hello there!

I'm Aled, and I have a passion for fencing and a heart
dedicated to promoting mental wellness. This year, I'm taking on a unique
challenge that combines my love for sports and my commitment to supporting
those who need it the most. On 1st OCT, I'll be lacing up my running
shoes and donning my fencing gear to participate in the Cardiff Half Marathon.

Why am I doing this, you might ask? Well, it's simple. I
believe that physical and mental health go hand in hand. Fencing has taught me
discipline and focus —skills that can be invaluable in life. However, I also
understand that not everyone has the same opportunities to access mental health

That's why I've chosen to run the Cardiff Half Marathon in
my fencing kit, not just to challenge myself physically, but also to raise
awareness and funds for MIND, a fantastic charity dedicated to supporting
people's mental health and wellbeing.

💡 About MIND:

MIND works tirelessly to ensure that everyone experiencing a
mental health problem gets the support and respect they deserve. They offer
valuable resources, a listening ear, and guidance to help individuals navigate
their mental health journey.

🤺 Why Fencing Kit?

Running a half marathon in a fencing outfit is not going to
be easy, but it symbolizes the fusion of my two passions—fencing and promoting
mental wellness. Mental health challenges can often feel like a battle, and
just like in fencing, we need strength, resilience, and support to overcome

🌟 How You Can Help:

I'm reaching out to you, my friends, family, and
kind-hearted individuals, to support this cause. Your donation, no matter how
small, will make a significant impact on the lives of those struggling with
their mental health. Together, we can break down the stigma surrounding mental
health and ensure that no one fights their battles alone.

🙏 Your Support Matters:

Please consider making a donation to MIND through this page.
Your contribution will directly support their vital work, providing hope and
assistance to those in need.

🙌 Let's Fencing for Minds!

Thank you for joining me on this exciting journey. Together,
we can make a difference and help build a world where mental health is a
priority for all.

Stay tuned for updates on my training and the big day
itself! Your support means the world to me and those who benefit from MIND's
incredible services.

With gratitude,

Aled Hopkins

About the campaign

The event is known for its fantastic atmosphere and its fast and flat course, which passes the city's most iconic landmarks and beautiful scenery.

About the charity


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We’re Mind, the mental health charity, working across England & Wales. We believe no one should face a mental health problem alone. We’re here for you. Whether you’re stressed, depressed or in crisis. We’ll listen, give support & advice, & fight your corner. Thanks for fundraising for national Mind.

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