Search

Havering Mind sprints to raise awareness

16:08 29 July 2014

Participants join a 5k run to raise money for Mind charity.

Participants join a 5k run to raise money for Mind charity.

Archant

A mental health charity sprinted for those in need, as they raised money for people suffering with depression.

Havering Mind, based at Harrow Lodge House, in Hornchurch Road, Hornchurch, organised ‘you can’t run away from depression’, a 5km charity run where more than 200 adults and children took part to raise money for Havering Mind.

Mayor of Havering, Linda Trew, also attended the day and presented three men and three women their trophies for winning their races.

Fundraising coordinator Ciaran White said:“We were thrilled with the turnout! So many people from the local community came together and took part in this event.

“We would like to congratulate them on taking part and braving the hot weather!”

Those who took part raised around £2,300 for the charity.

Havering Mind CEO Vanessa Bennett added: “Each of the participants should be very proud that they have played their own part in raising awareness of such an important issue as mental health is.”

For more details on Havering Mind and any future events, email Ciaran.white@haveringmind.org.uk.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Romford Recorder visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Romford Recorder staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Romford Recorder account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 18:24
Cllr Roger Ramsey

Devolution to east London is set to be discussed today by nine borough bosses, including Havering leader Cllr Roger Ramsey.

Yesterday, 17:39
Marjorie Tappenden

A pensioner who killed a cyclist was sentenced to a community order today and suspended from driving for three years.

Yesterday, 16:35
Lilian Longhurst - 8 and goat

Those who saw a tweet from Romford Shopping Hall asking if it could borrow a goat may have thought they were going baaa-rmy.

Yesterday, 15:53
Recorder staff Beth Wyatt and Emma Lake with  judge Michelle Mitchell (centre), First Step's fundraising manager

Recorder staff have teamed up to raise £80 for First Step.

Most read news

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

News from your area

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24
Our trusted business finder

People thought the Deputy Prime Minister was pretty funny actually.

Brothers: The David Haines Story, will be broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland at 10.30am on Sunday.

Over £30,000 has been raised in a couple of days for a mugging victim, despite the goal only being set at £500.