London Marathon 2020

Current progress

£1899.00 raised
£2,000.00 target

This event has raised 95% of its target

A fundraiser by Alice

  • Mind
  • London
  • 21st October, 2019 — 31st December, 2021

Thanks for visiting my page! I’m sure you’ve seen that I’m running my first marathon for Mind, the mental health charity.

I hope you don’t MIND me telling you... but here are the reasons why I’m getting off my arse and running 26.2 miles instead of sitting on the sofa watching it on the telly!

One in four of us will experience mental health issues. That could be your best friend, neighbour or even your children’s teacher.

But less than half of those affected receive treatment, often because of the stigma attached to mental health.

Untreated, mental illness can contribute to higher medical expenses, poor performance at school or work, fewer employment opportunities and increased risk of suicide.

In the past I’ve felt shy to admit, that like many others, I’ve also experienced feelings of low mood and depression. At the time I barely told anyone. I’m usually the loudest and bubbliest person in the room, how would people react if they knew what was really going on?

I sought the help of my GP who sent me to CBT classes and, honestly, it was the best thing I’ve ever done. CBT built back my confidence and helped me deal with so many aspects of my life then and even now. So here I am, all these years on - and I’ve never loved my life more!

I hope I can encourage you to get the right help if you ever do need it, and to be open and understanding of those seeking or who have sought help.

Mind offers information and advice on mental health matters, and works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. So I had no doubt in my MIND about supporting this amazing charity. The support and guidance they provide is phenomenal.

So that’s it, here I am :) Proving to myself, and to you that there’s nothing to be ashamed or embarrassed about! I’m raising awareness, being completely honest... and taking the biggest physical challenge of my life so far by running 26.2 miles. 

 

“What mental health needs is more sunlight, more candor, and more unashamed conversation.” - Glenn Close

Activity Feed

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Good luck Alice!
Chris Stephen, 8 months ago
£10.00
Good luck Alice, I'm sure you'll smash it!
Sarah Taylor, 8 months ago
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Good luck Alice :)
Donna Hobbs, 8 months ago
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Good luck - I hope the training continues to go well and that you have a blast on the day :)
Lisa MH, 8 months ago
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Nan and Auntie send their love and good luck wishes!
Caroline and Maureen, 8 months ago
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Amazing sacrifice you are making for charity. Go smash it!!
Alex Rae, 8 months ago
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Good Luck Alice!!
Edward Browne, 8 months ago
£5.00
Good Luck !!!
Leah, 8 months ago
£10.00
Good luck!
Paul Walker, 8 months ago

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@LFCKirstyLFC That's very kind of you, Kirsty. Many thanks for your support. Simon at Mind.

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@KAEFERLtd Thank you so much! We really appreciate your support. Best wishes, Simon at Mind.

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@Marshall081981 Thank you so much, Neil. The very best of luck with the challenge. Take care, Simon at Mind.