People desperately need access to the support and services Mental Health Resource offer, so I thought it would be great for me to use my running hobby as a positive way to help others around me. Sam

On Sunday 3rd October, 3 of our incredible supporters, Jemma, Sam & Denise, all ran the London marathon & virtual marathon in aid of Mental Health Resource, raising over £3000 between them!

The 41st edition of the London Marathon saw 50,000 runners taking part, while the virtual 2021 Virgin Money London Marathon was held in addition to the event in London.

Jemma chose to run for Mental Health Resource having sadly and unexpectedly lost her best friend, Lydia, who was an avid supporter of our work. Jemma saw the marathon as an opportunity to honour Lydia's memory as well as the memory of two of her other close friends, Jack and Emmett, who lost their battles with their own mental health.

In honouring the memory of her friends, Jemma raised an incredible £2400.

"This charity and what they support is important to us all because as a friendship group going through losing a friend has affected us in ways we weren’t prepared for." Jemma

Samuel Hill Mental Health Resource runnerSam took part because he wanted to help those whose mental wellbeing has been affected through the pandemic and beyond, so they can get access to the support they need. He also realised that regularly running can enable him to positively cope with the affects that Covid and it's restrictions can have on mental wellbeing.  

Denise feels running has changed my life for the better and wanted to set some big goals to work towards keeping motivated & determined.

Thank you to all 3 of our wonderful marathon runners. Their determination to cross the finish line has been so inspiring and no doubt will encourage others to start training for the marathon next year!

Thank you to you all.