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