Be An Inspiration
However you choose to raise funds for us, South Kent Mind want to salute your endeavours and showcase the fantastic fundraising community coming together to make a big difference across South Kent.
No one representing your ward? Get in there quick and be the first to have your name on our wall.
Dover District Superstars
Kirsty’s Tough Runner UK Kent Triathlon
Intrepid Kirsty Frost is embarking on her biggest challenge to date by participating in the Tougher Runner UK Kent Triathlon taking place on July 18th 2021 at Brett Lydd Lake, Jurys Gap, Kent. Her gruelling event starts with a 1500m swim, followed by 40km bike ride and finishes with a 10km run. Kirsty is supporting South Kent Mind as she quite rightly feels her local mental health charity is going to be needed now more than ever. Kirsty added ‘This is a massive challenge and the training I am putting into this is also massive. During lockdown I enrolled on a mental health awareness level 2 course which I passed and am now studying for my level 3. This charity is so important to so many peoples life’s and with it being in south Kent money raised will be used in our area.’
If you’d like to help Kirsty through her rigorous training and over the finish line, any and all donations will be very gratefully received via her fundraising page that you can access here. If you’d like your fundraiser to feature on our wall of fame, and get your ward on the map, get started by clicking on the button below.
Clare’s RUNR ‘Miles for Mind’ Challenge
In a bid to get fitter after baby number 2, Clare ran the RUNR ‘Miles for MIND’ challenge. She ran a total of 25 miles in the month of February 2021 and raised over £500 on her fundraising page for South Kent MIND. Clare said “It was a perfect excuse to drag myself out the door for some exercise and raise some money for a wonderful charity.”
Get involved, like Clare, and do something amazing. Represent your ward and become a South Kent Superstar.
Meg’s Million for South Kent Mind
One man and his dog, Meg, are Clocking a Million metres in 2021 to help raise awareness and generate funds for South Kent Mind. With the average UK dog clocking over 1000 miles each year, Meg’s owner, Tom Langlands, realised they were both more than up for the challenge and it was a fun, simple and safe way to make a difference in challenging times. Tom said “We’ve taken our existing routine and given it a dynamic spin that’s created a much needed focus and direction coming out of lockdown.’ With kilometres of all walks tracked on his iPhone’s Health App, Meg & Tom are hoping to hit the million metre target as early as June.
If you’d like to donate to Tom & Meg’s fundraising page, you can do it here. If you’d like your fundraiser to feature on our wall of fame and get your ward on the map get started by clicking on the button below.
Folkestone College Professional Services ‘Clocking a Million’
Captained by Zoe Kersley, Programme Director, Lecturer and Learning Coach, the Professional Services Team at Folkestone College are raising funds and awareness for South Kent Mind so nobody in South Kent faces mental health problems alone.
Folkestone College, big promoters of staff and student wellbeing, are encouraging everyone to dig out their trainers or walking shoes and join their journey to Clock a Million for South Kent Mind.
Maybe taking the dog for a walk or simply enjoying the spring time weather.
After the year we have all endured getting enjoying the great outdoors and Clocking a Million Challenge seems a top class idea.
If you’d like to donate to Folkestone College’s team page you can do that here.
Why not get involved yourself and do something amazing and become a South Kent Superstar.
Daniel’s 2021 London Marathon
Ashford-based running enthusiast, Daniel Head, is participating in the 2021 Virgin London Marathon this October, after securing his place back in 2020. Read Daniel’s story and help him on his way to a triumphant finish with a donation to his fundraising page here.
Ricky’s 2021 London Marathon
Running man, Ricky Yates, wasn’t deterred when the 2020 London Marathon got postponed. He’s stayed fit and kept focused by completing 7 endurance events ahead of the big one on 3rd October 2021. Read Ricky’s story and help him raise even more funds for South Kent Mind by donating to his fundraising page here.
Suzanne’s 27 Miles in 27 Days Challenge
Ashford-based Suzanne Beck ran 27 miles in 27 days to help raise funds for South Kent Mind and awareness of mental health issues in March 2021.
Don’t forget, you don’t have to live, work or study in Dover or Folkestone & Hythe district to fundraise for South Kent Mind. We cherish your support, where ever you are based. Whether it’s support for a family member, good friend, colleague or an area you have a special affinity with, we still want to recognise your endeavours. So don’t hold back.
Get involved and do something amazing. Become an honorary South Kent Superstar.