Grace Kendrick

Running the London Marathon for Healthy Minds

Fundraising for University of Bristol
£1,215
raised of £2,000 target
by 52 supporters
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Event: London Marathon 2019, on 28 April 2019
Seven University of Bristol alumni, students and staff are running the 2019 London Marathon in support of Healthy Minds, a physical activity intervention that taps into the benefits of exercise to support students affected by mental ill health.

Story

Everyone assumes the highlights of your youth are be spent at University. Luckily for me, my experience at Bristol University has been an amazing adventure: meeting new people; exploring new places; and tackling new challenges. But not everything goes smoothly, as I would know. For some the student's the extra support services at University become a vital part of helping them find their feet. Healthy Minds is one of the University initiatives to help support students who are having a tough time, no matter what the reason. It promotes well-being and focuses on improving mental health through exercise and mentoring.  I have set myself a new challenge and will be running the London Marathon in 2019. My fundraising contributions will support the Healthy Minds scheme; to make sure that it can continue to promote student wellbeing of the students who take part each year. Please donate generously!

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Physical activity has been proven to boost mood and reduce feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. This idea is at the heart of the Healthy Minds programme, which helps University of Bristol students with mental health difficulties to get more active and maintain this behaviour in a supported, friendly environment. The three-month user-led programme includes sessions with an activity mentor, a tailored activity plan and support for future health maintenance, as well as access to a range of classes, clubs and sporting opportunities.The core programme, delivered by the Division of Sport, Exercise and Health at the University of Bristol, has yielded clinically significant improvements in wellbeing among participants. It has positively impacted more than one hundred students over the past two years, and with the help of donations from generous supporters, it will be able to grow and help greater numbers of people. Can you help by making a donation today?

About the campaign

Seven University of Bristol alumni, students and staff are running the 2019 London Marathon in support of Healthy Minds, a physical activity intervention that taps into the benefits of exercise to support students affected by mental ill health.

About the charity

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Your support gives students facing financial barriers the chance to make the most their time at Bristol, equipping them to push boundaries and create a better world for us all. It also enables research into urgent issues like: the climate crisis, deadly pathogens and living with AI technologies.

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Total raised
£1,215.00
+ £216.50 Gift Aid
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£1,215.00
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