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David Hunt

2020 Virgin Money London Marathon

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My story

[p]I ran the Amsterdam Marathon in 2018 and on the finish line I said to myself ‘once is enough!’. However I since decided it would be great to run for a charity in memory Philly, my daughter, who tragically took her own life in February 2019 aged 29 and thus I applied to run for The Mental Health Foundation and I was accepted. The awareness of mental health in all its guises has increased significantly over recent years which is great and any work that associated charities do can only be for the good. [/p][p]Philly was a young woman full of life, an artist, a philosopher, a great supporter of the environment and with so many plans for the future. However she suffered from anxiety for many years following a trauma during her gap year and more latterly with her frustration in trying to find a channel for her energies. Then she had the terrible experience of finding my wife had passed away suddenly when she took her a cup of tea one morning – I was in the USA at the time on business.[/p][p]She was having counselling but started to suffer from flashbacks and after one happy day, took the dog for a walk and decided to end her life. As a friend said after, we choose to believe that, on occasional brief moments, a blanket of darkness came over Philly. In these moments she could not see anything outside. Thus, it was not that anyone did too little, too much or the wrong thing. Simply it was that in the few moments it took her to act she could not see anything outside the dark blanket that enveloped her. In the end the cause of her actions was not sadness but intense introspection. That, we choose to believe, is the illness. [/p][p]I do hope you can sponsor me for the marathon. I do not expect to break any records, just complete it and maybe at least equal my Amsterdam time of 4hr 40mins.[/p]
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Mar 23, 2020


Keep up the training. October will be there before you know it.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Mar 8, 2020

Katia Herbst

Many thanks David for supporting the Mental Health Foundation and well done you!. Katia Herbst


Mar 1, 2020

Fred Hunt

Well done - from Fred in Arkansas


Feb 26, 2020

Georgiana Hone

Good Luck! Fab cause for an even fabber person. x

Feb 23, 2020

Jack Gardiner

Good luck David! Amazing cause for an amazing person x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 22, 2020

Andrew and Mouser x

Good luck! With love, The Crips. x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 21, 2020


What a great thing you are doing, for a great cause. x


Feb 21, 2020

Tim and Baerbel

Good luck David. Great cause

Feb 19, 2020

The McFarlanes

Good Luck David. We will be thinking of you. xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Feb 18, 2020

Team Crumbles

Lots of luck David! We will be cheering you on. Love, Nicole, Alex, Sook and the nine ninja chickens xxx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid