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Emily Cook

London Marathon 2019

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My story

[p]After being inspired by the 2018 London Marathon, I decided to spontaneously (naively) enter myself into the 2019 London Marathon; much to my delight- and fear- I was given a place. On Sunday 28th April 2019, I will be running the London Marathon to support an incredible charity, [b]MIND[/b], who provide support and advice to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. [/p][p] In 2015, I sadly grieved the loss of my dad, who was suffering from a mental illness. This unforeseeable event has had a huge impact on my family and has significantly shifted my way of thinking; many aspects of my life have changed and I have developed an overwhelming desire to impact the lives of others in anyway possible. I will not only be running in memory of my dad, but I will be running to support all those suffering/who have suffered and for those who are close to someone suffering from a mental health problem.[/p][p]Why help me to raise money for Mind…everyone year, a staggering one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and only a measly one quarter of those suffering in the UK will receive support each year. Sadly, mental distress was linked to almost 6000 suicides in 2017 in Great Britain; 75 % male and 25 % female; and suicide is the most common cause of death for men aged 20-49 years in England and Wales. It is not only adults who suffer, within a classroom of 30 young people, three of those will have a diagnosable mental health problem.[/p][p] Mind believe that no-one facing a mental health problem should have to face it alone, Mind listen; everything they say is rooted in the experiences of those who know how it feels to experience a mental health problem and Mind act; they provide life changing support when people need it most. For more information on Mind’s incredible life changing work please see the link below…[/p][p] [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/media/27181876/annual_review_2017-18.pdf]https://www.mind.org.uk/media/27181876/annual_review_2017-18.pdf[/url][/p][p]I am sure you all know someone suffering or has suffered from a mental illness so please spare some change for them and make a donation- however big or small- the help and support will be greatly appreciated; I promise I will train my hardest to get my little legs across that finish line for such a worthy cause.[/p][p]Emily x [/p]

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May 7, 2019

Sarah stern

Well done Emily Best wishes Sarah (one of Mandy’s friends)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 4, 2019

Chris Dewe

Well done Emily!! A great achievement 4 you and your chosen charity.

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Ann osborne

Well done Emily you were brilliant

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 2, 2019

Emma Bruce

Many Congratulations. Fantastic cause.

£30.00

Apr 30, 2019

Anonymous

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 30, 2019

Hannah Curnock Cook

E-DAWG! What an absolute hero - inspiring people left, right and centre and most importantly changing lives! I’m so very proud and in utter awe of your strength. Still can’t believe such a tiny person ran so far! The embodiment of a pocket rocket! Zoooom

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Your international bestie

My idol, what a star!

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Anonymous

This is amazing, well done!!!!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Apr 29, 2019

Angela Ridgeon

You don't just rock Miss Cook - you RULE! Congratulations on all your hard work and fundraising efforts. I'm so proud of you and back at school the very next day with no injuries and still smiling! Lots of love. xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid