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Christie's Vitality British 10k London Run page

I am running in the British 10k Run for SANE because people with mental illnesses need support.

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  • In memory of: Suzanne Plumb
  • Event: Vitality British 10k London Run, 12 Jul 2015

SANE

We support those affected by mental illness to change mental health for good

Charity Registration No. 296572

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**UPDATE 03/07/2015***

Thank you all so much £455.32! That's £200 over my original target with just over a week to go! Emma at SANE has let me know that this means we'll now be helping 90 people suffering from mental illness know that they are not alone, and give them access to the help they need to start their journey to recovery.

If we manage to get to £500 that'll be 100 people!!

You're all superstars. THANK YOU <3

xxx

***UPDATE***

As I've reached £250 after just 3 weeks (you lovely people you!) I've upped my fundraising goal to £375. £375 would allow SANE to answer 75 calls for help on their helpline, or could provide 56 people with 30 minutes of in-depth, personal emotional support, to start them on their journey to recovery.

Thank you :)

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On 30th January 2000 my Mum - Suzanne Plumb - lost her battle with mental illness. She tried so hard for me and my little brother but couldn't fight it anymore.

I've suffered with anxiety and depression myself and have only recently started to actually deal with my grief. Although my own case (thankfully) hasn't been too severe the aftermath of losing someone so close to you as a result of it is truly devastating

I firmly believe that if she'd had support from a charity such as SANE and the taboo around mental health was better understood she'd still be with us. I miss her every single day.

Until this year I'd never run at all, thinking it an impossibility. But with the support of my boyfriend and the incredible NHS Couch to 5k plan (seriously incredible, try it!) I've just completed 5K! Now I've reached 5K, 10K will be the next (and much harder!) challenge. By doing it for a reason: to help people who suffer from mental illness like my Mum did, it will not just be an accomplishment but an incredibly worthwhile one. 

SANE is a UK-wide charity working to improve quality of life for people affected by mental illness. SANE has three main objectives linked to its aims and outcomes:

* to raise awareness and combat stigma about mental illness, educating and campaigning to improve mental health services

* to provide care and emotional support for people with mental health problems, their families and carers as well as information for other organisations and the public

* to initiate research into the causes and treatments of serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and depression and the psychological and social impact of mental illness.

You can learn more about SANE here:  http://www.sane.org.uk/what_we_do/about_sane/

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