Cheryl is running the Brighton Marathon on the rescheduled date of Sunday 20th September for Suffolk Mind…
“So i initially wanted to raise money for Suffolk Mind by running the Brighton Marathon, however of course due to the current situation this was not possible. I am continuing my training during lockdown and I am hopeful that I will be able to take part in the reschedule date of September (hopefully).
I chose Suffolk Mind as I think everyone may need support at some time in their life and to know their is a local charity supporting local people is something that is very important to me.
Mental health is complicated and often difficult to understand, I recently lost my Mother-in-law who struggled with her mental health for a long time, although she had loving support of a wonderful son (my fab husband) it was a tough daily battle for her sometimes. I often felt helpless as I didn’t know how to support her best. Mental health problems seem to be an invisible issue and that’s why I want to raise money to help people be able to get the help they need, whatever their situation, even if they look happy.
I am a mummy to two young children and their wellbeing is the most important thing for me, I first started running when my eldest child was a baby as I felt I needed some head space and I really felt the benefits of doing something on my own where I could think about everything or absolutely nothing! Since then I have set myself various challenges and have always wanted to run a marathon so thought why not? My feelings towards training changes almost weekly, I seem to always have head wind, irrelevant of the direction I am running. I love listening to music whilst running and often realise that I am singing loudly and attempting a dance routine too.
At this current time when so many people are showing generosity and kindness to each other, I want to raise some money if possible to support people like you and me, our children, our colleagues, partners and friends.