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Fay Murs

Simplyhealth Great North Run

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My story

[p][b]ME & MY BROTHER TAKE ON THE GREAT NORTH RUN FOR BRAINWAVE CHILDREN’S CHARITY & MENTAL HEALTH CHARITY MIND UK.[/b][/p][p] [/p][p]Olly and I watched The Great North Run on TV last year, and made a pact that we would enter it this year together. So here we are, exactly a month away from embarking on our first half Marathon together.[/p][p] [/p][p]We will be running this very famous 13.1 mile run in Newcastle on the 9th September, and I’ll be honest I’m absolutely terrified. Neither Olly or I are natural runners, so we have already started training to make sure we can at least cross the finish line and not completely embarrass ourselves!![/p][p] [/p][p]We have decided to fundraise for two amazing charities both close to our hearts – [b]BRAINWAVE CHILDRENS CHARITY[/b], and [b]MIND UK[/b]. [/p][p]Olly is a patron to Brainwave, a small local charity close to our family home in Witham, Essex. With three centres now around the UK, Brainwave that helps children with disabilities and additional needs to achieve their full potential. The children they help have a range of disabilities from autism, brain injuries such as cerebral palsy & genetic conditions such as Down’s syndrome. They have fantastic therapists that work with the children & their families to come up with a personalized programme for each child to encourage them to unlock their potential. Olly has worked closely with Brainwave over the last 8 years, helping to raise the profile of this small charity, and has seen the benefits first hand.[/p][p] [/p][p]The charity I will be running for is MIND UK, a leading mental health charity. Mind provide advice & support to empower anyone experiencing mental health problems whether that be anxiety, alcohol & drug dependency, eating disorders, Schizophrenia, post-traumatic stress, post-natal depression or many more. After experiencing bullying as a young girl in senior school I had tremendous social anxiety. Something that was never really spoken about openly so I didn’t really know how to deal with it or ask for help. As I got older it continued to rear its ugly head and this time I went to ask my GP for help. With great advice, medications and intensive cognitive behavioral therapy I was able to start to understand my condition, stop hiding behind it, and start living with it. We need to learn to understand more about our mental health and how important it is to not ignore any changes. It’s as important as our physical health and I feel passionately that MIND UK really offers help and support to people just like me who don’t know where to turn or even know where to begin our recovery. [/p][p] [/p][p]MIND UK campaigns to not only raise awareness of mental health, but to offer support, advice and promote understanding. A shocking statistic is that 1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem every year! There has been a lot of awareness raised about this over the last few years, in the music industry especially, but there’s still a lot of work to be done. Suicide and self harm is still on the rise, so clearly we need to be doing more to combat mental health issues. [/p][p]We know that every penny raised by us running the GREAT NORTH RUN will go a long way in helping both of our chosen charities, BRAINWAVE & MIND UK.[/p][p] [/p][p]So please dig deep, and we will be documenting our training and final run for socials so that you can see our efforts to help fundraise for these amazing and very deserving charities.[/p][p] [/p][p]THANK YOU!!!!! [/p][p] [/p][p]LOVE, [/p][p]FAY & OLLY xxx[/p][p] [/p][p] [/p]

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Sep 20, 2018

Francine AKA Frank

Well done you two....!!!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 15, 2018


Good luck Olly, love R&A x

£5000.00 plus £1250.00 Gift Aid

Sep 12, 2018


Great work...Essex legends !

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Sep 11, 2018

A Team

Well done guys!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018

James Ingham x

Well done to both of you. Epic effort!! Here's to London 2020 Mr Murs )

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018


Well done Faye and Olly xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018

Steve and Sarah

Congrats to you both! X

£1000.00 plus £250.00 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018


Well done to you both! xx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018


Well done to you both! Absolutely amazing effort for a brilliant cause xxx

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Sep 9, 2018


Good job!