Fundraising can give you a sense of purpose and something new to aim for. Well how about taking part in a marathon?
On the 23rd April 2017, David Henderson will be doing just that at the Virgin Money London Marathon, with all proceeds going to Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind.
This running event is a very important date for mental health charities, as the leading charity this year is no other than Heads together. Supported by royals The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, the campaign aims to end stigma around mental health.
The charity is partnered with Mind, CALM and lots more national mental health charities, so for a local runner to be taking part in this run in aid of our organisation - means a lot.
Ahead of April, we are going to follow David’s training journey up until the day with running tips and how he’s preparing for the great cause.
“Mental health is very important, but there is a lack of awareness of these issues in general. I think it is excellent that mental health is the leading cause of the London Marathon and it is great to see the whole Heads Together campaign being backed by the Royal Family”.
Thousands of people from across the country will be stepping in front of the starting point, wearing bright coloured charity t-shirts and crazy costumes and David will be part of this achievement. Raising as much as possible for our charity.
After seeing mental health promoted in his workplace recently, David felt it was the right time to take part in actively raising awareness and making a difference to his local community.
“The atmosphere should be great, I have done the Great North Run a few times and this should be something else”.
If you were inspired by David’s fundraising story, please visit our fundraising page to see how you can support us. You can also sponsor David on his fundraising account here.