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Amanda runs half marathon for our Charity to thank TALKWORKS

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 19th October, 2021

Amanda completes Bracknell Marathon for our charityAmanda completed the Bracknell Half Marathon in Septemberand raised an incredible £2,441 for the DPT Charity.

Amanda decided to take on the challenge to thank TALKWORKS for the support they gave her daughter, after she was the victim of a serious sexual assault.

Amanda trained hard for the run and was delighted to finish. She said: “The start of the race was through the town centre and I was delighted to see that so many spectators came out to cheer the runners on, which was a real boost. Miles 8 to 10 were very hard indeed, but I was magnificently supported by my family and friends on foot and on bikes as they continued to pop up regularly along the course and cheer me on. The last mile was all uphill which felt extremely difficult as I was very tired by that point, but turning once again in to the town for the last 750 meters, saw the crowds swell, the sun come out and the all-important finish line coming towards me – thank goodness for that! It was such a long way, but the training I put in paid dividends and the huge amount of money I raised for a charity so close to our hearts was worth it all."

Amanda completes Bracknell Marathon for our charityAmanda is thankful for the support TALKWORKS gave her daughter, who helped with talking therapy and then referred her daughter on for Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. Thanks in part to this support her daughter is back at university, sleeping better, able to concentrate and functioning again so Amanda decided to raise money for the Devon Partnership NHS Trust’s charity and our service that that provided this invaluable support.

If you’d still like to offer support you can donate at Amanda's JustGiving Page.

If you would like to fundraise for us, or have any questions about the DPT Charity please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising, at daniel.robson3@nhs.net.

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