Support in Mind Scotland's 1 in 100 Awareness and Fundraising Campaign is to take on a brand new look in 2018, with the focus on three key dates - the 100th, 200th and 300th days of the year, which are:

  • Tuesday, 10 April
  • Thursday, 19 July
  • Saturday, 27 October

We will be encouraging our supporters, staff, volunteers and members to get involved by holding events, taking on challenges and showing the customary enthusiasm and imagination that has made 1 in 100 such a resounding success in recent years.

Meanwhile, our popular '100 Streets Challenge' - where we invite supporters to walk, run or cycle 100 streets - will run as a separate campaign from 2 April to 10 October. You can sign up to the Challenge now by clicking the link HERE.

Fundraising manager Colin Leslie explained: "The title 1 in 100 is particularly significant to Support in Mind Scotland, as it represents the statistic that 1 in 100 people will experience a serious mental illness such as schizophrenia.

"Originating in 2015, the 1 in 100 campaign has become Support in Mind Scotland's annual awareness and fundraising campaign, and in the past two years has run for 100 days between July and October.

"However, we have decided to give the campaign a fresh new look for 2018 with particular focus on the 100th, 200th and 300th days of the year, which reflects the central '1 in 100' theme.

"In this challenging financial climate, fundraising has never been more important to charities, and the marvellous efforts of our fundraisers helps us to continue delivering mental health services across Scotland.

"While 1 in 100 will be concentrated around these three key dates in April, July and October, we always welcome fundraising ideas and events all year round and we have many other exciting events lined up in 2018."

In previous years the campaign has been a fantastic showcase for the determination, skill and creativity of our supporters. From Christmas singles, head shaves, mile-long swims, marathons, portrait world records, dooks, crocheting, piano recitals and social media detoxes, there really is no limit to how people can get involved.

As well as our members events, we plan to hold another ceilidh, comedy night and Dignity Walk in 2018. Details will be announced later this year.

For further information or a fundraising guide, please contact either of our fundraisers Colin Leslie or Iain Mitchell or call Support in Mind Scotland's National Office on 0131 662 4359.