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Dan Benson

2019 London Marathon for Tommy Crush

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Target £0.00

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Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]To me mental health was only ever a headline in the newspaper or a post on social media, I never gave it a second thought. [/p][p]However, what happened earlier this year completely changed that. Tommy Crush was 17 years old, he was part of our football club, he was the Eltham Lions referee, at Concept4Football he was the boys coach, but to everyone who crossed his path, he was their friend. He was a role model for our boys, he was always smiling and always made time for each and every one of us.[/p][p]Unbeknown to many, Tommy was suffering with his mental wellbeing, and despite the support of his family, friends and professionals, on 21st May 2018 Tommy sadly left this world.[/p][p]Because of this, I contacted the Mental Health Foundation, explained my reasons and was given a golden ballot place to run the 2019 London Marathon. This will not only give me the opportunity to raise much needed funds for the foundation but also to raise awareness of the silent battle many people go through on a daily basis.[/p][p]This is my story, and if you can spare a penny please do, if not, thank you for reading.[/p]

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Supporters

May 6, 2019

Linda Jolly

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 28, 2019

Michael and Leah

Good luck, Dan! You’re nearly there! You've made a brilliant effort during a hard few months. Brilliant determination. Coooooome oooooon yoooooou Liiiiiiiiiion! Michael, Leah, Louie, Albie and Florence x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Apr 27, 2019

Clive Moore

Good luck young fellah.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Vicky

Good luck!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 26, 2019

Natalie

Good Luck for Sunday, amazing!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 25, 2019

The Jollys

Good Luck Dan! Have a great day - you'll be amazing as always! Hope the leg, hip, knee all manage to hang on until the end! Look out for the Jolly's when you're zooming past

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Apr 24, 2019

Elaine and Eddie Bowman

Have a great run and hope you achieve your wish of under 4 hours. No pressure!

£26.00 plus £6.50 Gift Aid

Apr 12, 2019

Dan Smith

Good luck Dan

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 13, 2019

Sarah

Good luck with the marathon from Sarah and the girls xx

Jan 1, 2019

Anonymous