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Fundraiser of the Week


When Tom was 13, he lost his dad to suicide after a long battle with depression. Last year, Tom successfully secured a place in the TCS London Marathon to raise money for Mind. He was going to dedicate his first marathon to his dad and raise awareness for better mental health.

Then, in November, he lost his brother Sam to suicide. His best friend. Sam was only 35 years old and suffered from depression as well. Tom knew at that point that running the TCS London Marathon for Mind was more important than ever.

Tom also has his own mental health struggles in the form of anxiety. The information and support on Mind’s website have been a source of comfort for Tom. As he grieved for his brother, he turned in particular to Mind’s bereavement information.

Tom understands the importance of the services that Mind provides and has thrown himself into his fundraising. With the help of his friends and family, he has raised over £6,000 so far – and hopes to raise so much more.

When talking about his marathon and fundraising, Tom says: “No amount of money I raise will bring my brother or my dad back. But it may just save someone else’s life. This is for anyone who ever feels like they’re not made for this world. You are loved, and you matter.”

A charity runner for Mind

To support Tom’s fundraiser, click here – and to use your ballot place to run the TCS London Marathon for Mind, click here.