Our fantastic supporters have been taking advantage of the recent sunny weather to get out and about to help raise money for Support in Mind Scotland.

In Dumfries & Galloway, our supporter Lynne completed the Kirkcudbright Half Marathon.

Lynne was presented with a certificate at Stewartry Resource Centre in Castle Douglas and is pictured in the T-Shirt she wore on the day which staff and service users had previously written messages of good luck on.  Through sponsorship Lynne raised £192 which she is generously donating to the charity. Thank you Lynne, what a star.

More of our brilliant supporters took part in the Edinburgh Marathon Festival. Team Viewpoint (main picture) raised £1,070 by participating in the Marathon Relay event, while Amy Workman (below) from Dumfries & Galloway took part in the Marathon alongside her friend Liza and raised £1,228. 

Hannah Marshall (below) - who volunteers at our Stafford Centre in Edinburgh - ran in the Half Marathon, raising £1,176. Hannah's efforts are massively appreciated.

In Aberdeen on Sunday, Sean Ferris joined thousands of runners in taking part in the BHGE 10k, while last month, Sarah Isles took part in the 25-mile Callander Cycle Challenge in memory of her brother Steven. 

Meanwhile, Edinburgh University student Paul Young (above) pulled on our T-shirt and walked 30 miles from Edinburgh to Falkirk along the Union Canal via Linlithgow. Paul set off at 8am and completed the marathon route shortly after 6pm. Paul managed to raise more than £400.

There have also been some outstanding fundraising efforts indoors in recent weeks.

After two successful talks in 2017, SiMS member and supporter Iain Wright staged his popular 'Back to the Beatles' performance at Colinton Bowling Club in Edinburgh, raising £186 from donations, while Jill Brown and friends held a fundraising night at the Prison Officers Social Club in Edinburgh, raising £530.

Stefan Bortkiewicz and class-mates from his HND Sports course at Glasgow Clyde College raised £560 from a signed football kit raffle, auctioning off shirts from Rangers, Celtic, Dundee and Nottingham Forest, and staying in Glasgow colleagues from Aviva in St Vincent Street raised £430 from a Race Night.

Events Management students from City of Glasgow College kindly held a Masquerade Ball and raffle for us in Merchant City last week, where our Fundraising Officer Iain Mitchell was on hand to say thank you.

We would also like to say thank you to customers of Marks & Spencer in Straiton who gave so generously to Support in Mind Scotland during a recent bucket collection.

A huge thank you to all who have raised money for SiMS and to everyone who has been kind enough to donate to our charity.

If you are interested in fundraising for Support in Mind Scotland, please call Colin Leslie or Iain Mitchell on 0131 662 4359 or email us at: [email protected]