It’s been a busy time for Support in Mind Scotland on the fundraising front recently, specifically in terms of our supporters pushing themselves to the limit physically!

Vhairi Winton and her group of 10 friends and supporters successfully walked 100km over two days, raising an staggering £4085 for our National Rural Mental Health Forum. Starting in Kingsbarns and walking down to Wemyss for an overnight stay, the walk was completed the next day when the team reached Kirknewton. You can still donate here - https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vhairi-winton.

Team Colinton, led by SiMS supporter and Rural Forum member Leigh Fell, completed the 100 Streets Challenge. The dreich conditions couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the assembled throng, which consisted of 21 adults, 2 children and 5 dogs! Massive thanks to Leigh for coordinating, as well as everyone who participated, the Colinton Inn for hosting the well-deserved after party BBQ and The Coop in Colinton for having a collection bucket, helping raise a terrific £1035.70!

If you fancy joining the hundreds of people who have signed up for the 100 Streets Challenge you can do so by visiting https://www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk/forms/100-streets-registration and completing the simple registration form.

Powfoot Golf Club in Annan raised just over £2500 with a recent ladies golf event. The day was incredibly well attended, with almost 200 players taking part. Massive thanks go to club Ladies Captain Marjorie Pringle for supporting us and organising a wonderful event.   

And last but by no means least, our ambassador Marius Pelser completed the Outlaw middle-distance triathalon in Nottingham on May 19th, part of a series of events he’s doing this year to raise money for SiMS.

The Outlaw consists of a 1.9km (1.2m) swim, a 90km (54m) cycle and a half marathon run, which Marius completed in 7:31:49 – even more impressive as it was his first ever attempt at such an event! You can read Marius’ first-hand account of the event and his preparations here - https://www.supportinmindscotland.org.uk/News/marius-triathlon-blog

If you’ve been inspired to take on your very own fundraising challenge (which doesn’t have to mean pushing yourself to the edge of your physical capabilities!), or would like to chat to one of our friendly fundraising team, you can call 0131 662 4359 or email Iain on [email protected] or Colin on [email protected] and they’ll be happy to discuss your ideas.