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Mind in Haringey thanks community for running Royal Parks Half Marathon and raising more than £10,000
3:10pm Wednesday 23rd October 2013 in News
A mental health charity has thanked the community for helping it raise more than £10,000.
Mind in Haringey recruited 31 runners from the borough to complete the Royal Parks Half Marathon in central London on October 6.
The 25 people who raised funds online have so far raised £9,068.82 and the charity expects to collect another few thousand pounds from those raising money offline.
Staff at the charity expects a total of between £12,000 and £15,000 once all the cash is received.
Anita Hudson, the chief executive to the mental health charity, thanked all the runners for their hard work and said the support from the community has been amazing.
She said: “It was fantastic day and it was really great to see so many people running for us.
“I just think it shows what people will do to help support something valuable in their local community and the response really has been overwhelming.
“The money is really important because it helps pay our operating costs so we can keep helping people with mental health illnesses.
“I want to say a massive thank you to everyone who supported us they have been absolutely wonderful.”
Haringey Independent reporter Jaber Mohamed was one of the runners who complete the 13.1mile route for the charity based in Stapleton Hall Road, Stroud Green.
The 24-year-old said: “It was really fun and the crowd were absolutely amazing. I don’t think I would have finished if it wasn’t for them cheering me on.
“The last mile was really easy and it seemed like it just flew past but the two before that were a struggle.
“When I got the finish line my legs were like jelly and I could barely walk – I think by that point I was just running on adrenaline.”
Mr Mohamed finished the race in two hours and three minutes and raised a total of £353.
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