"I ran for mum"
A huge thank you to our British 10k runners, who dodged the downpours this weekend and raised an incredible £7,000.
In the early hours of Sunday 13th July, our brave team of 36 gathered together at Green Park in central London for one of the most iconic running routes through the heart of central London. Taking in Big Ben, Trafalgar Square, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace, Team DA triumphantly crossed the finish line and celebrated with a well earned drink and a rest after months of training. Runner Cyrus from Leicestershire told us
“I ran for my mum. I’ve never done anything like this before, but my mum had depression while I was growing up and she managed to beat it about a year ago. She’s since been diagnosed with cancer, but we know that if she can get through depression, she can deal with anything.”
Every penny raised means we can continue our life-saving work to end the devastating loneliness and isolation of depression. Your donations will help to develop our Friends in Need community, so that everyone affected by depression can find friends in their local area to share vital support and understanding during the darkest days. Relaxing after the run, student Jonny from Cambridge University told us, “When I’m unwell one of the most important things for me is to be with people. That’s what makes a difference, and that’s why Friends in Need means so much to me.”