OVERWHELMING is the best way to sum up your marvellous response so far to 1 in 100, with supporters the length and breadth of the country contributing to the success of this year's campaign.

Everyone at Support in Mind Scotland is grateful for the fantastic support you have shown for the 1 in 100 Awareness and Fundraising Campaign since it was launched in a new summer slot on July 4th. 

People have already committed themselves to runs, walks, fitness challenges, cycles, beard shaves, garden parties, sponsored swims, skydives, human slingshots and even a world-record-breaking portrait sketching challenge!

The campaign is now well underway, with lots of exciting events to come including our walk in Holyrood Park on 7th October we have planned to celebrate World Mental Health Day. 

If you'd like to get involved, here is a flavour of what some of our fundraisers achieved last year...

William's whiskers 

William, who has been supported by Support in Mind over two years and attends Kaleidoscope in Dumfries, has raised more than £150 by organising a sponsored beard shave.

An active member of Kaleidoscope, he has joined in several groups run by the service in Dumfries including Lifeskills Art Group, Genesis and Walking Football. He has also organised weekly quizzes and taken part in calling numbers at bingo sessions.

William decided to take part in 1 in 100 to help raise money for a good cause. He says the service that Support in Mind Scotland offered him has helped him, his brother and his mum. William wants to raise the money to be able to help other people too. 

Well done and thank you to William - what a transformation!

The Tortoise and the Hastings

Runners and walkers have enthusiastically backed our 1 in 100 idea to run or walk 100 streets in 1 day, or to run or walk 100 miles in 100 days.

Scotland rugby legend Scott Hastings and his wife Jenny, who both helped launch 1 in 100 this year, led a group of friends, family and supporters on a jog around 100 streets in Edinburgh.

The Hastings, who have passionately supported our campaign to raise awareness round mental health and shared their own story of Jenny's episodes of mental ill health, have had generous support for their run on their Just Giving page, which can be accessed HERE.

Across the country, a 100-street run took place in the Troon and Barassie area thanks to members of the wonderfully-named community running club The Troon Tortoises.

Club member Anne Noble, above was inspired after hearing Scott and Jenny's story and took to the streets along the west coast on Saturday

The Tortoises' Just Giving page can be accessed HERE.

Keeping you in the picture

Our 'Mandala' art exhibition and sale at the Pillar Gallery in Ocean Terminal was launched on Friday, 2 September. Why don't you pop round to browse around? The exhibition, which is situated on the top floor of Ocean Terminal, is open 24/7 and runs until 30 Seoptember.

Fife flyers

Big-hearted Fifers Cheryl Drummond and Ashley Cunningham have aimed sky high in their efforts for our 1 in 100 campaign.

On 30 September the pair will skydive over Glenrothes on 30 September to raise money for our Fife Services having already raised more than £700 from a charity night in Kennoway Bowling Club in Leven, which included a raffle, tombola and bingo. Their page can be accessed HERE.

Stan The Man

Stan Dacre of Dumfries will be taking on the Pedal for Scotland challenge from Glasgow to Edinburgh on Sunday, 11 September.

Stan has supported charities in the Dumfries & Galloway for a number of years and has this year chosen Support in Mind Scotland after being inspired by the work carried out locally at Kaleidoscope in Dumfries and other services in the area.

At the tender age of 71 and still in full-time work as a painter and decorator, Stan is living proof that age is no barrier to staying active. He is a keen and able cyclist and this is the sixth consecutive year he has entered the Pedal for Scotland event. Stan has been circulating sponsor sheets around the town but also has an online donations page whicn you can access HERE.

Funny you should mention that...

There was also a night of top comedy in aid of Support in Mind Scotland at The Stand in Woodlands Road, Glasgow on Monday, 12 September.

Top Scottish comedian Gary Little was joined on the night by Christopher Macarthur Boyd, Kirsty Morrison, Gary Meikle and compere Ross McLelland