Damian Friel


Mind has been speaking out for better mental health for 60 years and is the leading mental health charity in England and Wales. At Mind, we work for a better life for everyone with experience of mental or emotional distress.
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Damian's Berlin Marathon Challenge

Damian Friel

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As many of you will know and a lot of you may not know, my brother Patrick Friel Curran died suddenly from sepsis in New York on the 24th of September 2013. As a tribute to him and as a testament to how our loved ones stay influential in our lives even after death I've decided to run the Berlin Marathon as a representative from MenTalkHealth UK for the charity 'Mind'; promoting mental health support and awareness across the country.

Running was a passion of my brothers- having run two marathons in 2013 in both Derry and London. Patrick wanted to run the New York marathon also; and being robbed of his chance of runnung one of our younger brothers Kyle completed it for him.

I can't think of a more of a fitting tribute on what will be his 4th anniversary; to combine my passion for improving mental health and my brothers love of running and charity. Knowing I'm celebrating his memory and having the support of my family and friends to do this would be a great motivator while running. Anyone who knows how unfit I am will know how much I will need this support, so thank you so much for visiting my page, thanks even more if you've donated or shared.

For Paddy!

Recent donors

25.09.17 Well done Damian! xx

25.09.17 Well done Damian.

25.09.17 Congrats, Damian!!



24.09.17 Keep it up!

20.09.17 Good luck Damien. x

05.08.17 Keep up the good work!

01.07.17 Just saw your videos via a friend... glad I did. (Fair warning-if you ever come to the US, we're gonna eat you up like ginger candy. But our Idiot In Chief will have canceled all mental nurse funding...ugh...3 yrs and 8 mo to go...) Run safe, my friend!

29.06.17 You rock, Damian!

27.06.17 For Paddy!!!!

14.06.17 a big kiss

12.06.17 For Paddy and for you Damian. You are a strong strong man. I hope to meet you sooner or later and do as much as I can for you. All the best!

10.06.17 Best of luck Damian. The Lawson family are behind you all the way. Such a great cause. Paula (Kai's aunt) xxx



02.05.17 Good luck and good on you!

30.04.17 Can't wait to cheer you on!

19.04.17 Good luck Damian. You're a good man.

10.04.17 Run, baby, run.

10.04.17 Best of luck! This is a beautiful tribute to your brother.

10.04.17 Anyone who dedicates time to doing a marathon is a hero in my eyes. I'll be there to help you and run alongside you in training x

09.04.17 Good Luck Dee Dee your Bro would be very proud of you! x

09.04.17 Good luck buddy!

09.04.17 Best of luck Damian x


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