Daniel Head

Daniel Head

London Marathon 2021

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Total raised so far£0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Target£0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]I feel honoured to have the opportunity to run the London Marathon on behalf of South Kent Mind. Although I wouldn’t consider myself an amateur runner, I wouldn’t go as far as classing myself as an elite marathon runner having only been running since January 2020, with exception to 249km in 25days fundraiser for another charity close to my heart, in July 2019.[/p][p]Through experiences of family breakdown and co-parenting struggles I have had to strongly focus on looking after my mental health during and after the time of these issues. Running is something that I feel that massively helps my mental health. It ticks 2 boxes I enjoy which is exercising and being outside. Everyone has their own many ways and means of coping with life, mine is running, running into it head on. Theres always an end to running, and it will be over before we know it. I feel it also gives you a clear head during and after so it’s my little ray of sunshine I need.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Although the 2020 London Marathon was cancelled due to Covid, I did have the opportunity to participate in the virtual London Marathon which could take place anywhere you wanted to and run the 26.2miles. [/p][p]I decided to go abroad and timed it right so there was no quarantine when I came back, I ended up in Kos, Greece at the right to do it! So a 230am start to try beat the heat (26degs at that time) I did complete it in 4hr 19min solo, apart from a dedicated girlfriend that found me and stayed with me at around 430am 15miles in on her rental bike with extra water and sugary snacks! [/p][p]Here I am doing the actual London Marathon in person October 3rd 2021.[/p][p][br][/p][p]That’s my story but everyone has their own story to go through. [/p][p]There are no criteria of who, which mental health can affect. South Kent Mind is a great advocate of this and has many ways of providing that; [/p][p]• Providing individual needs through a personal centred approach. [/p][p]• Rebuilding resilience to improve mental health and physical wellbeing. [/p][p]• Developing better support on the risk of self-harming and/or suicide. [/p][p]16M people in the UK experience a mental illness.[/p][p]75% of young people with a mental health problem are not receiving treatment. [/p][p]For men under 35, suicide is the largest cause of death. [/p][p]Just £7.50 will pay for a member to receive counselling. [/p][p]Every donation will not only help me and give me the drive to finish in a good time, but more importantly help every other person that needs support. [/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. [/p][p]Virgin Money is a not for profit organisation and will claim Gft Aid on a charities behalf where the donor is eligible. Where £10 is donated the charity will receive £12.50 after Gift Aid. [/p][p][br][/p][p]I really appreciate all of your support and thank you for your donations. [/p]
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Supporters


Oct 3, 2021

Em and Dave

£20.00


Oct 3, 2021

Sissy Chloe and Gracie-mai xx

Good luck brother, you’ll do amazing xx

£10.00


Oct 3, 2021

Lissa

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 3, 2021

Anonymous

We had to tip you over the £500 mark. See you later we are very proud of you lots of love Alice, Jen, Paul & Linda xxx

£5.00

plus £1.25 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Tom Finn

Good luck Dan!

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Anonymous

Good luck Dan. Know you can do this Love Linda and Ian x x

£21.00

plus £5.25 Gift Aid


Oct 2, 2021

Nyall

£10.00

plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Oct 1, 2021

Alice

Good Luck! X


Oct 1, 2021

Alison Waters

Go Dan! Have a great run and I’ll be out there cheering you on! x

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid


Oct 1, 2021

Jack and Olivia

So proud of you uncle Dan Your going to smash it 🏃 We love you xxx

£20.00

plus £5.00 Gift Aid

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