Billi Marketing Manager Runs the Brighton Marathon for Charity

07 Apr 2018

Category: Company News

Billi Marketing Manager Runs Brighton Marathon for Mind

Here at Billi, we never turn down an opportunity to fundraise. While the environment and sustainability are issues close to our heart, we are also strong supporters of individuals suffering from mental health problems. 1 in 4 people will battle with mental health, and to try and raise awareness of this, our marketing manager Simona Whyte has chosen to run this year’s Brighton Marathon.

Simona will be running the marathon in aid of the charity Mind. These local hubs, including the Norwich and Central Norfolk hub, provide help and support to those who need it most. Not only providing help to those suffering from mental health problems,

Mind also provides information and support to the family and friends of those in need. By educating people on how to support those with a mental health problem, the path to recovery becomes easier. As a charity, Mind relies solely on donations. That’s why people like Simona are so important. Raising money by running the Brighton Marathon means she will be contributing towards the vital services Mind provides.

Why Raise Money for Mind?

Simona’s reason for running the marathon is a personal one. Like many others who run marathons, she is running with a specific person in mind. All the fundraising she is doing is because she knows first hand how supportive and important Mind are for those in need. This is why Simona will not be running the marathon alone. Joining her will be her close friend Joseph. Joseph’s sister is why the pair have decided to run the marathon and support Mind.

Like 1 in 4 of us, Joseph’s sister suffers from mental health issues. Through various groups, Mind has helped Joseph and his family to help her in the way that she needs.

Knowing and admiring the work Mind do for people with mental health issues, Simona and Joseph were determined to raise money and awareness for this great charity. Having run half-marathons before, running a full marathon to fundraise for Mind seemed like a logical choice. Simona has previously fundraised for Mind before, however, this is her biggest challenge yet. The pair have been training hard over the past few months.

We wish Simona and Joseph all the best with the marathon. It’s for a fantastic cause, and any donations you can make would be greatly appreciated. Everyone here at Billi will be cheering them over the finish line on Sunday 15th April, and we hope you can give them a final boost by donating! Read more from our friends at Omni about this too.

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