News Archive January 2020
“I want to take him round in my heart” – runner to take part in London Marathon for Suffolk Mind in memory of her partner
A Suffolk woman, who lost her partner to suicide last year, will be running the Virgin London Marathon in his memory in April to fundraise for Suffolk Mind.
Natasha Miles tragically lost her partner Nick in May 2019 after what she now knows to be a long battle with mental illness. She applied for the marathon place that Suffolk Mind had secured through a lottery process.
Natasha said: “After tragically losing Nick, I felt passionate about raising awareness of mental health.
“My life will never be the same, but if I can help others in any way, I am determined to do so. Many of us have suffered varying degrees of mental ill health in our own lives, but we should not feel embarrassed or anxious about reaching out for support.
“Suffolk Mind is an amazing charity, that works extremely hard to help the community in all aspects of mental health and wellbeing and I am so pleased to support them.”
Natasha’s family and friends will be willing her on throughout the 26.2 miles on Sunday 26th April 2020. She has started her training already and will be running on the day with her friend.
Natasha continued: “For sure, doing the London Marathon is going to be extremely emotional – I miss Nick every single day. But to possibly achieve something that we both had talked about doing together, will mean the world to me. I know it’s what he would want me to do as I was always setting us new challenges.
“It is part of my own healing process, to carry his memory with me throughout my life in a very positive way and on the day of the London Marathon. I want to take him round in my heart”
Community Fundraising Coordinator at Suffolk Mind, Lizzy Tuthill said: “Natasha is a fantastic advocate for Suffolk Mind and we are so pleased she will be running the London Marathon for us.
“We want to make Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health, and with the help of people like Natasha, we hope to achieve that mission”.
Author: Kristina Brinkley
Posted on: 7th January 2020
2.6 Challenge (8)
Event Date: 26/04/2020Take part in the 2.6 challenge to support Suffolk Mind. Anyone of any age and ability can take on the 2.6 Challenge, with a host of activities – from walking, running, or cycling 2.6 miles, to juggling for 2.6 minutes, or holding online workouts with 26 friends. The ideas and options are endless!
Ben Burgess (1)
Event Date:Ben is raising money for Suffolk Mind.
Beth from Applaud Coffee, Ipswich (1)
Event Date:Beth from Applaud Coffee in Ipswich is hosting coffee workshops online and supporting Suffolk Mind at the same time.
Cheryl Pethybridge (1)
Event Date: 20/09/2020
Cheryl is taking part in the Brighton Marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Emily Burrell (1)
Approximately 1 in 4 people in the UK suffer from mental health problems each year. So I have decided to do a skydive in aid of Suffolk Mind to try and help local people in need of support.
Fire Walk (44)
Event Date: 26/02/2020
The East of England Co-op are hosting a firewalk to raise money for Suffolk Mind, on Wednesday 26 February 2020 at Ufford Park Hotel in Woodbridge.
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Kelly Porter - Harwich half marathon (1)
Event Date: 05/04/2020
Kelly Porter is taking part in the Harwich half marathon for Suffolk Mind.
Kirsty Gardner (1)
Event Date:Kirsty is painting for Suffolk Mind.
Link Mortgage Services (1)
Event Date:Dress down days at Link Mortgage Services.
Natasha runs the London Marathon for Suffolk Mind (1)
Event Date: 26/04/2020
Natasha Miles is our first ever Suffolk Mind marathon runner and she's running in memory of her partner, Nick Dinsdale.
Oliver Southgate (1)
Event Date: 10/05/2020
This year, my new year resolution is to help raise awareness of mental health. So what better way than to raise money for a charity that is also personally very close to me!
Simone Cotterill sings live (1)
Event Date: 15/05/2020Simone Cotterill will be singing live on Friday 15th May for Suffolk Mind.
Suffolk County Council Chairman’s Charity (5)
We are delighted that the Chairman of the Suffolk County Council, Councillor James Finch, has chosen Suffolk Mind as his charity of the year, helping us in our aim of making Suffolk the best place in the world for talking about and taking care of mental health.
Suffolk Food Hall (1)
The team at the Suffolk Food Hall have chosen Suffolk Mind as one of their chosen charities of the year for 2019 and are supporting us with many events and activities throughout the year.
The MEL Group brightens up the workplace (1)
Event Date: 22/05/2020The MEL Group is brightening up the workplace on Friday 22nd May.
TMJ Interiors was established in 1981, and has become a leader in specialist joinery and the interior fit-out industry. We manufacture and install quality joinery for the commercial, residential and specialist sectors, and we pride ourselves on our highly skilled and dedicated team. This year, we