Maddy Austin


Heads Together for Place2Be
Place2Be is the UK's leading children's mental health charity providing in-school support and expert training to improve the emotional wellbeing of pupils, families, teachers and school staff.

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Hi there,

Long story short, I'm running the London Marathon on 23rd April 2017 (putting all the 800m training to good use) for the amazing children's mental heath charity Place2Be which is working in partnership with the Heads Together campaign led by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry . This campaign does work to stop the stigma behind mental health, something I am very passionate about.

I have battled various mental health issues, all of which I developed at school - without the incredible support I recieved from the staff and students I truly dread to think what would have happened. This is where Place2Be really excels.

Place2Be provides in-school support, both emotional and therapeutic, and vital training to students, parents and staff. Their vision is "a world where children can grow with prospects rather than problems". Having expanded to 282 schools, Place2Be does amazing work with children battling themselves, and this work needs to continue to spread.

If you could spare anything at all for this amazing cause, even a little amount could be really beneficial!

Thank you,


Recent donors

27.02.17 Maddy you are an inspiration to so many people. Masses of luck on the day.

27.02.17 Wishing you the best of luck Maddy, hope you enjoy the run no matter how hard it is! Amazing cause and very inspirational. xx

27.02.17 Good luck Maddy!

27.02.17 I will be rooting for you on your run. Bravo on speaking out so bravely about the battles you have faced, and you hopes for making the future better for others. Miss Sturdee (Cranleigh) xx

25.02.17 The whole Atko team is really proud of you Maddy. Timely reminder there are plenty of marathon races in Australia coming up!

16.02.17 As a family fighting a battle with anorexia, we are so impressed by your bravery and honesty. You should be very proud of yourself. Wishing you the very best for the future.

13.02.17 Good luck, Maddy. Proud of you and all you are running for.

13.02.17 Good luck maddie. Having a member of my family go through an eating disorder at the moment, we were so inspired by hearing your dad speak about eating disorders and yourself. Go girl!

13.02.17 Your father's article in The Sunday Times motivated me to send best wishes for the Marathon. Good Luck. SW


12.02.17 Well done Maddy - this is for a fantastic cause and I know that the money raised will help to reach out to many who are suffering in a similar way. Go girl! With much love from all The Addicott family xxx

12.02.17 Best of luck with the run. From all at The Sun.

11.02.17 You are an inspiration. Forget GGA revision and run like the wind!

11.02.17 Good Luck Maddy Love the Curran Family

10.02.17 Good luck Maddy. Thank you for being so brave and raising awareness of anorexia. XXX

10.02.17 Dear Maddie, wishing you the best of luck with your training and huge fundraising effort for this fantastic charity. Let us know if you fancy some altitude training in Switzerland (happy memories of Zermatt?!). Loads of love from us all xox

10.02.17 Good luck Maddy. A small donation on behalf of myself and my daughter who has also suffered from an eating disorder over the past few years. She is so much better now and will be heading to university in September. Big thanks to you and your dad x

10.02.17 Good luck Maddy! What an amazing thing to do! We wish you all at the luck in the world and we think you are just brilliant. A true shining star. With all our love from Jane, Paul, Thomas, William and Jessica xxxxx

10.02.17 Maddy - I read you and your dad's article in the Sunday Times and thought it was incredibly brave. This is an amazing charity and we will only improve mental health awareness by people being brave enough to talk about it. Best of luck x


09.02.17 Good luck Maddy Thanks for being brave enough to speak out about this illness

09.02.17 Hi Maddy, We thank you and your dad for speaking out. As a dad, I'm donating through my tears as our own beautiful daughter is poorly too. It's inspiring to know that there is hope that she will recover just like you. We'll be rooting for you! Go Maddy! X

09.02.17 Go Maddy! Love from Julie Etch and family xxx


08.02.17 Just watched your dad on This morning, very moving account of your illness. Go go go Maddy !! Good luck on the 23rd, and for the rest of your life may you be strong happy and healthy.


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