My aim is for my challenges to raise money & awareness for a cause that really matters to me.

The challenges have raised over £42,000 for mental health charities, Mind , Livability and Dorset Mind.

Find out more about the amazing work they do below and donations can still be made on the links.

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Money raised for Livability from Marathons for the Mind will go towards Livabilty’s ‘Flourish’ project at their wellbeing discovery centre in Dorset. ‘Livability Holton Lee’ is set in 350 acres of beautiful Dorset countryside. From gardening therapy, arts and ceramics, bird watching, walking and accessible camping, visitors can benefit from an inclusive and supportive community. The centre is part of the national charity Livability – the disability charity that connects people with their communities.

The Flourish Programme

Holton Lee run 'Flourish' - a gardening therapy programme for people living with mental health and disability. People learn new skills, build confidence, make new friends and have fun. 98% of people that attended Flourish in a year reported an increase in skills and social connections.    

What they do

MIND provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. MIND campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. 

Their strategy

Because of MIND, millions more people have access to advice and support thanks to our information and services nationally and locally, in England and Wales. We're building on change, but we know there is much more to do. 

Their achievements

Over more than 60 years MIND has worked to improve the lives of all people with experience of mental health problems. Through public campaigns, government lobbying and more that 1,000 services their local minds have delivered in communities across England and Wales. They have touched millions of lives.  

Local Minds

Local minds support over 375,000 people across England and Wales. Their services include supported housing, crisis helplines, drop-in centres, employment and training schemes, counselling and befriending.

Mission Statement

We will raise awareness within general and specific communities about mental ill health. That’s to say, it will EDUCATE people about symptoms – what they are, what to expect and how to spot them. They will educate people about what they can do when they experience symptoms either themselves or someone they know.

We will CHALLENGE the stigma and inequality of mental ill health so that neither prevents people receive the information and support they need.

We will PROMOTE the ethos of RECOVERY from mental ill health by educating people about recovery. They also provide responsive and safe support services for all communities to assist them in their own recovery.