Sarah J Coleman

Charity

Mind
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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Inkymole Is Running For Cash.

Fundraiser: 
Sarah J Coleman

My page: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/inkymole

I ran my first half-marathon on October 10th in London to raise money for Mind, and this is the page that collects the dosh! I needed to raise a minimum of £400 to get on the team, and my own target was £1000. We beat that in just 2 and a half months of fundraising. Amazingly, people are still donating! If you missed the chance to do it before the run, you still can.

I ran it in 2h 30 mins - a thoroughly respectable time for a first-timer. I now know I'm built for endurance, not speed, and definitely not competition (my job is competitive enough!) but I already know that it won't be the last one I do.

I've been running recreationally for two years and intend to carry on doing so. It's just that, I've decided to throw in something which is a bit of a stretch. Having read Haruki Murakami's book 'What I Talk About When I Talk About Running' and how it is inexorably connected with his creative process, I realised that having found running, it was very unlikely I would ever stop.

When I run, particularly on the long ones, my mind clears, calms and refreshes. I come back ready to tackle anything. I want to feel like that all the time, but am in a pressured industry where such spells are rare and precious. I also know how close I've come on occasion to 'losing it'. At least, I thought I did, until I started to discover friends who really had 'lost it', and learned just how commonplace and misunderstood, and how devastating, a poorly brain can be. 1 in 4 people will suffer from mental illness at some point in their lives. 1 in FOUR. Mind has therefore been my charity of choice for many years, and I'm honoured to be on their running team. More on Mind here: http://www.mind.org.uk/about

About this page: Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on Mind's behalf (where the donor is eligible for it). They take none of the donation, and do not charge the charity a single penny for their services.

I do the sweating, they rattle the tin.

I really appreciate all your support, and I thank you from the bottom of my running shoes (phew) for all donations.

Recent donors

24.04.12 Inspiring reading. Worthy cause.

08.11.10 From Peter Underhill, via Paypal.

30.10.10 Well done Sarah! Great time for a first 13.1 miles.

27.10.10 On behalf of Independent Arts

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13.10.10 Well done Sarah!

10.10.10 Rest your achey muscles!!

09.10.10 Good Luck Sarah, hope you are all !!! tucked up in bed ready for tomorrow. Best wishes and lots of love Jules, Tones & Chloe (Gartree) XXX

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09.10.10 Wish it could be more. Best of luck x

09.10.10 i know you can do it EAT MY DUST

08.10.10 good luck sarah xx

08.10.10 I've been following your work and blog since seeing your gallery in NYC with Sage - good luck on your run! I just completed my first triathlon, when you cross the finish line you will feel like a million bucks!

08.10.10 As Leigh asked so nicely and an excellent cause, have fun. Love Jo (from Leigh's high school) x x x

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08.10.10 Good luck

08.10.10 Have a blast Sarah, I've done a half marathon and it's hard work but worth it, especially for such a good cause. x

08.10.10 Put your feet up tomorrow Sarah, then give it your all on Sunday!

07.10.10 Good luck mole

07.10.10 Good Luck Mole.. XxxX

£1,379.00

Running total

Target:
£1,000.00
Total raised incl. Gift Aid:
£1,652.12
Total donors:
64
Last donor:
Ruairi
24.04.12  
Offline fundraising:
£0.00