Mark’s wife Aimee has Borderline Personality Disorder. When Aimee was admitted to hospital for the first time, Mark didn’t know anything about mental health – but Mind was there to help him understand Aimee’s condition.
After fundraising for Mind for several years, Mark has decided to run the 2023 TCS London Marathon in support of mental health.
Mark has looked at several different training plans to find one that works best for him and his busy schedule. Having previously focused solely on running, this time he’ll make time for cross training, including all-important strength and conditioning.
Mark is a full-time carer for Aimee, and he has found it difficult to rely on friends and family alone for donations. He had planned to host lots of fundraising events, such as an 80’s night, but these were sadly cancelled due to the pandemic. However, Mark has since been dog walking for members of the local community in exchange for donations and become extremely busy due to word of mouth!
“Mind is a charity that is very close and personal to me and my family”, says Mike. “My partner has severe mental health issues and spends a lot of time in hospital, and Mind has supported us along the way. Running the TCS London Marathon has always been a lifelong dream of mine and to do it while representing this amazing charity is a dream come true.”
Thanks to the ongoing support of people like Mark, Mind can continue to offer help through its Infoline service and provide valuable information to those who need it.