Thanks for visiting my JustGiving page! After turning 50 this year, I decided to give myself a real challenge, and what better way to do so than to make myself run a marathon? And as this really isn’t something I intend on doing again, I want to make it one of the big ones — The London Marathon. I'm also going to try to raise a bit of money for a charity I really believe in. Can you help me?
Mind are a charity that provides support for people with mental
health issues and promotes awareness of this. As someone who has had a lifetime of suffering from mental health issues, particularly depression, I know how important getting the right support is. I’ve also found exercise a great way to help your mood in a positive way, so a marathon seems pretty fitting, really!
When I was growing up, awareness of issues like depression and anxiety were in short supply.
Now, we have a society that’s more aware of these problems without the stigma of the past, and understands that it can affect anyone. I want to help continue this positive change.
I know from experience how Mind can help people though their personal struggles and get them back to a good place.