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Want to fundraise but not sure what to do? Take a look below at what some of our previous wonderful fundraisers have done for some inspiration.
Well done to all our walkers who took part in Walking Out of Darkness, a 10 mile walk around London to raise awareness of mental health. The event took place during mental health awareness week and was an opportunity for everyone to walk together in support and unity for individuals and families suffering from mental health difficulties and those who have lost loved ones. The walk took participants from Battersea Park all the way to Tower Bridge and back to Battersea Park again, taking in many of London's best sights such as The Houses of Parliament, The Tower of London and the London Eye along the way. RB Mind had a great team of walkers with 14 people all walking to raise money for RB Mind.
This year for the London Marathon the chosen charity was ‘Heads Together’, a new campaign spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry to raise awareness of mental health and end the stigma surrounding it. It is the first time any kind of mental health charity has been chosen as the charity partner for the marathon so we were thrilled to have 2 runners, Hannah and Andrew taking part. Hannah works as a Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and previously came first in the Richmond Half Marathon when running for RB Mind. Andrew has heard of RB Mind through his work with the LLoyds Banking Groups Charitable Foundations where he has been working to support RB Mind.
RB Mind's wonderful fundraiser Neil Paget completed the Thames Meander Marathon on Saturday 11th March for RB Mind. This was Neil's first marathon and we are thrilled he chose to support RB Mind, raising over £2,300!
Sarah completed her first ever marathon for RB Mind when she took part in the Seville Marathon in February 2017. Sarah completed the marathon in the time of 4 hours and 19 minutes and raised over £1,000 for RB Mind!
All Saints Church in East Sheen organised an art exhibition, Q&A and classical concert celebrating and raising awareness of mental health, raising £2,000 for RB Mind.
Star chef Martin George (The Savoy Hotel, Tramshed, Cannizaro House) treated diners to a delicious three course meal of traditional Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The meal was accompanied by live music, DJ sets and an original poetry reading. Over £700 was raised.
Two of RB Mind's wonderful Trustees, Russell Goodenough and Ed Lowe completed the RideLondon cycling event for RB Mind in summer 2016.
Local musicians and RB Mind supporters, Senior Street Sextet, played an afternoon of Jazz Music on Sunday 22nd May to raise money for RB Mind. The event was a great success and the room was full, with guests enjoying wonderful music, tea and cakes, and a raffle. The afternoon raised over £1,500 for RB Mind.
Congratulations to our Trustee Russell Goodenough and our Wellbeing Centre Officer Kristina Dorner who ran the Virgin Money London Marathon on 26 April to raise vital funds for RB Mind. Both finished with fantastic times and raised £5,000 and £200 respectively.
Congratulations to Richmond Borough Mind's very own Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner, Hannah Shortland, who won the Richmond Half Marathon on 22 March. Hannah’s time was an incredible 1 hour 26 minutes and she raised £200 for RB Mind in the process. Hannah says what helped to keep her going strong throughout the race was gaining the extra notice and support for Richmond Borough Mind!
27 October 2017
RB Mind has submitted an application to the Aviva Community Fund which awards grants to small charities that do good work in the community.
10 October 2017
Today is World Mental Health Day. This year's theme is mental health in the workplace and our staff have shared their thoughts on what this means to them on our Facebook page.
29 September 2017
The October/November edition of Richmond Borough Mind's newsletter, What's On, is now available to download.