Charity partner Hull & East Yorkshire Mind (Mind HEY) is a local charity which has been providing mental health support to people in Hull and East Yorkshire for the last 40 years. Their vision is that they won’t give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets both the support and respect they deserve. The charity campaigns to improve services and to reduce stigma and discrimination.
According to Mind: “Every year one in four people will experience a mental health problem. This means that there is someone touched by mental health problems in almost every family, school and workplace. The impact of mental illness can be devastating, not only for those directly affected but also their families, friends, colleagues and loved ones. “
Jack Moore, Marketing Officer for Mind HEY, commented: “We support more than 5000 people each year, but there are so many more people that need us. We wouldn’t be able to do our work without the support of our fantastic fundraisers. Anyone who runs and raises money for Hull & East Yorkshire Mind can be assured that their donation will help to make a real difference to people’s lives in our area.”
Mind HEY is recruiting people to take part in the RB Hull Marathon or relays to raise much-needed funds. Runners should sign up for the race then contact the charity for a fundraising pack at firstname.lastname@example.org. Runners will benefit from being welcomed before the start of the race by Mind supporters who will also be there to celebrate with them at the finish. They will be encouraged and supported on the route at Mind HEY cheer points.
For more information on Hull & East Yorkshire Mind go to
MIND OVER MARATHON
David Lucas is running the 2017 RB Hull Marathon to raise funds for Hull & East Yorkshire Mind. He’s already run a couple of half marathons and harboured a secret ambition to complete a full marathon but lacked the motivation. He was inspired to sign up for the marathon after watching the Mind over Marathon TV series earlier this year. The series followed 10 people with mental health issues as they took on a challenge to run the London Marathon. David thought, “if they could do it so could I” and signed up for the RB Hull marathon. He's committed himself to raising money for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and this will provide the motivation he needs to commit to the training. He would like to complete the marathon in 5 hours and is looking forward to being cheered on by spectators and the sense of achievement once he’s over the finishing line.
David chose to run for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind as he wanted to "support a local charity that do an amazing job and also to raise awareness of mental health and where people can get help.” His wife was diagnosed with bipolar disorder several years ago and received lots of support from Humber NHS Foundation Trust Mental Health Services. David said: “Mental health support workers do an amazing job supporting people in their own homes so day to day activities remain as normal as possible. “
If you would like to raise funds for Hull & East Yorkshire Mind sign up for the marathon or relays then contact the charity for your fundraising pack at email@example.com.
To find out more about Hull and East Yorkshire Mind visit http://heymind.org.uk
INTRODUCING TEAM HEY MIND
As well as recruiting runners to run the RB Hull Marathon to raise funds for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, the charity is hoping to enter a team in the relay. Three of their staff are up for the challenge but they need another runner to make up their team of four. If you want to run the relay and haven’t joined a team yet, consider running for Team HEYMind.
The other members of the team are:
Marketing Officer, Jack Moore
Jack is relatively new to running. He took part in Tough Mudder last year and a few weeks ago ran the Hull 10k in a respectable 62:18. He has ambitions to run the London Marathon in 5 years time. He is keen to raise funds for Mind and also to add more medals to his collection.
Service Manager, Vicky Anderson
Vicky has run the Hull 10k, Great North Run and various other races around the country. She’s enjoying her training for the relay and looking forward to race day.
Rachel Witty, Wellbeing Worker
Rachel is a keen runner and has run the Hull 10k, York 10k and the Race for Life. She finished this year’s Humber Bridge Half Marathon in an impressive 1:57:07 and raised £625 for eating disorder charity SEED. She’s excited about running the relay at the RB Hull Marathon as this will be her first official run as part of Team HEYMind.
If you’d like to join Team HEYMind and run a leg of the relay please contact them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Alternatively, sign up for the marathon or relays then request a fundraising pack from email@example.com.