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Esme France

Esme and Jo's 2020 London Marathon

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My story

[p][b]Esme's story[/b][/p][p]Jo encouraged me to get into running during a difficult time in my life. I signed up for RED (Run Every Day) January 2017 for Mind and was pretty amazed when I had gone from just 'running for the bus' to clocking up 100 miles in a month. I really enjoy the physical and mental challenge of running :) I've completed a few half marathons and now I'm ready to take on the London Marathon! [/p][p][b]Jo's story[/b][/p][p]I’ve decided to run the London marathon for MIND because of how prevalent and under reported mental health issues are. I have several friends who have struggled quietly with their mental health. It can be such a lonely difficult problem when you don’t feel you can talk to anyone about it. It’s scary to think suicide is the number one cause of death for men aged 20 - 49 in the UK - obviously help is needed and MIND does a great job in providing that. We’re trying to help them a little bit.[/p][p]Instead of getting into the ales of an evening and weekend, we’ve been out hitting the pavement. The rain, wind, darkness and occasional canal rat have kept us company while we build up our miles. Esme and I are doing our best to be ready for marathon day and would appreciate any support you can give.[/p][p][b]Who are Mind?[/b][/p][p]We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.[/p][p]We provide [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/]advice and support[/url] to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/]campaign[/url] to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.[/p][p]Watch this short video to find out more?[/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8[/url][/p][p]We're raising funds to support the important work Mind does and to allow them to continue to be there for everyone who needs them. Please donate if you can.[/p][p]This is what your donation could do:[/p][p][b]£10[/b] could allow us to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.[/p][p][b]£40[/b] could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on our behalf.[/p][p][b]£70[/b] could keep our online community, Elefriends, open and safe for two hours. [/p][p][b]£120[/b] could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from our Mind legal line.[/p][p][b]£200[/b] could help us keep the Mind Infoline open for 1 hour, helping 35 people.[/p][p][b]£300[/b] could support a young person bereaved by suicide to access 1:1 and group support. [/p][p][b]£550[/b] could provide five people struggling with their mental health a place in a 10-week wellbeing group with team sports and cookery.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to visit our page and for donating. We really appreciate your support.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor us and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mind. Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p]
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Mar 4, 2020

Marian at No 8!

Go Esme! And Jo!!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020


Go for it Esme! Great cause!! :)

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Mar 1, 2020

Louise Warren

Good luck Jo and Esme!!!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Feb 23, 2020

Matt & Kim

Apologies we couldn't make Disco Bingo (Cyp's colleague)

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Feb 21, 2020

James C

Good luck!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Feb 21, 2020


Money raised from bake sale & raffle at Disco Bingo :)


Feb 20, 2020


Amazing! Cheering you on from Australia! x

Feb 20, 2020


This is for baked goods and raffle tickets

£17.00 plus £4.25 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2020


Hi Esme For raffle tickets to pass to the others

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Feb 20, 2020


Good luck with the marathon!!! Barbara, Leander and I are looking forward to the disco bingo :)

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid