SUPPORT in Mind Scotland's 1 in 100 campaign is entering a busy period as it heads for its finale, with running, walking and swimming challenges helping to raise funds for our work and Saturday night's ceilidh in Edinburgh to look forward to.

Since launching on World Mental Health Day in October, supporters have skydived, crocheted, head-shaved, beard-shaved, dooked, baked, walked, run, sang, swam and played the piano to raise funds and awareness for the mental health services we provide.

Fife Services project worker Moira Duncan and Fife carer Leeann Lindsay got together to swim 128 lengths of their local pool, raising an excellent sum of £382 for the campaign. The pair are pictured above after their marathon swim, which equates to a combined distance of two miles - a tremendous effort for the cause.

The swim emulated the fine achievement of Barbara Wyness, our Membership/Information Officer at National Office, who also swam a mile (64 lengths) for 1 in 100 and raised more than £270.

Next up was Colin Leslie, Fundraising and Communications Manager, who kept the 1 in 100 campaign running - literally - by pounding his way round 100 streets in Edinburgh in 1 morning for the charity.

He tackled a 9.5 mile route through the capital on Friday, 5 February.

Starting at National Office in Dalkeith Road Mews, Colin set off on a mazy run through the south side of Edinburgh, first heading towards the city centre, taking in landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle, Princes Street, Support in Mind Scotland's Stafford Centre in Broughton Street, Easter Road and finished at the Scottish Parliament. 

To donate to Colin's run for the 1 in 100 campaign, please click here or drop him an email at [email protected]

Elsewhere, Lorraine Agnew - our project worker/carer officer in Stranraer - is planning to do a sponsored walk for 1 in 100. Email [email protected] if you wish to sponsor her.

And finally, our 1 in 100 Ceilidh on February 6th was a massive success. Over 100 revellers took part and not only made the event memorable and enjoyable, but helped raise almost £700! You can read about it here.