Me and ballots do not get on. I have zero success rate in any form of balloted race! So true to form I did not get a Royal Parks Half Marathon place for 2016. I was a bit disappointed with this, as having missed out on the chance to run the London Marathon again, I kind of had my heart set on this race as the next best thing. All is not lost however, as I have opted for a charity place - which is especially good news for my chosen charity of course!
During 2016 I am participating in number of running events; but until now, none of which are in support of any particular cause. This made me feel a little selfish almost; running is my hobby, but at the same time it is also a powerful tool to raise both awareness and funds for vital causes. I therefore decided I wanted to use my final race of 2016 to both fundraise and increase awareness of the work of the Mental Health Foundation - a cause close to my heart.
Everyone experiencing a mental health problem should be entitled to the support they need and also the respect they deserve; and I strongly believe that
everyone living with a mental health condition should also be treated as an individual. Work such as that completed by the Metal Health Foundation is thus vital in ensuring that we are able to understand the ways we can support those with a mental health problem to lead a happy and healthy life.
If you are able to support my fundraising and running efforts, but more importantly the work of the Mental Health Foundation, please visit: http://www.justgiving.com/Alice-Carter2016 - thank you in advance!