I'm running the New York Marathon to raise money for Mind and I'll be matching your donations pound for pound (up to £1,000). It's my 50th this year so I wanted to celebrate by running in New York again, kicking off the Wonderful Organisation and doing something I can feel proud of. The amazing work of Yannick McCabe Costa, who has developed this site in his own time for Wonderful is massively appreciated.
The last time I ran the New York Marathon was 2002 and I'm (stupidly) trying to beat the time I managed 14 years ago - 3 hours 43 minutes. I feel like I'm setting myself up for a failure, but hey ho! I've been training hard and the Sunday long runs have been exhausting. However, it's a tremendous cause and I'm thrilled to be running for Mind. Your generosity and support is hugely appreciated. Very many thanks!!
1 in 4 people will experience a mental health problem. With your help, we can help people like Laura:
'Mind brought me back from the edge. Without them, I don't know how I would've found a way out. They helped me change the course of my life.'
We believe no-one should have to face a mental health problem alone and without your generosity we would not be able to provide people with the vital information and support that can change their lives for the better. Your support will help us improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding of mental health issues.
However there is still so much more that we need to do.
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Donations to date
Number of donations
|Aj Mussell||Whole numbers are wonderful! Well done reaching your goal!||£7.00|
|Phil Green||Hope it went well||£20.00|
|Anonymous||I think what you are doing is brilliant||£10.00|
|Marie Orsoni||Good luck||£5.00|
|Helen Fielding Mather||£20.00|
|Janice Tatton||Good luck!||£5.00|
|Jen||Good luck Kieron! You can do it!||£20.00|
|Paul dustmotes Croker||Good luck fella||£20.00|
|Mum||Wishing you all the luck in the world for a Wonderful cause! x||£100.00|
|Louis Goddard-Watts||Good luck||£15.00|
|Howard||Shouldve got round to giving before now but here tis Brilliant effort Kieron and a hugely deserving charity Well done buddy and very best of luck in New York x||£20.00|
|Anne Niamh Quilligan||we both wish you the best of luck during your training and the big day itself||£50.00|
|Niamh Quilligan||Good luck!!||£10.00|
|Lylah||Best of luck!||£5.00|
|Katy Sutton||Good luck! Enjoy it||£10.00|
|Dionne||Good luck in New York!||£20.00|
|Gerard||Best of luck Kieron - Keep up the good work||£100.00|
|Hannah Muir||Good luck!||£5.00|
|Yannick||A little extra to keep you going )||£2.00|
|Charlene McAuley||Keep up the amazing work!||£5.00|
|Martyn||Good luck -)||£20.00|
|Anna||Good luck Kieron!||£5.00|
|John Tyrrell||Will be shouting for you across The Pond!||£50.00|
|Elliot||If you beat your record I'll donate some more! ;)||£5.00|
|Jacqueline Peacock||Rather you than me........||£10.00|
|Alex Strelow||Good Luck!||£5.00|
|Matt Haworth||Good luck - Matt, Reason Digital||£25.00|
|Daniel Bumby||rather you than me, but great cause !!||£20.00|
|Sarfaraz Akram||Good Luck||£10.00|
|Dave Dadds||Good Luck from All at DRD Communications Ltd||£100.00|
|Mr S Moxon||Good stuff!||£50.00|
|Rishi||Good luck man and good work!!||£100.00|
|Polly||Go go go & be wonderful XP||£5.00|
|Heather Dunk||Good luck! Raising money for a fantastic cause!||£5.00|
|Jonty Pearce - Call Centre Helper||Good luck we hope that it all goes well||£50.00|
|Martyn King||Good luck and enjoy the run (or taxi if it's quicker ;-))||£20.00|
|Chris Walker||Have a WONDERFUL run :-)||£5.00|
|Elisa||Rather you than me||£10.00|
|Jake Hawkyard||Good luck!||£2.00|
|Lee Whittaker||Best of luck !||£20.00|
|Yannick McCabe-Costa||Go for it Kieron! Great cause :)||£2.00|
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