Well done to the Great West Runners

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Charity, News on 31st October, 2018

On Sunday 14 October eleven people braved the elements at Exeter’s Great West Run to raise money to support our charity.

Here is what some of our runners had to say about the event and why they chose us as their charity to support:

Joanna Friend, Senior Peer Support Worker at MBU said, “There was a real buzz around the arena and during the race itself the marshals were so kind and encouraging. Joanna chose to raise money for the Little Something Fund, which supports our perinatal services because it is very close to her heart."

Therapist Sharon Vialls said, “The event was well organised, with plenty of drink stations and delicious energy blocks available at mile 8, which I believe helped me to run up University's Streatham Drive without stopping”.

Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner Kate O’Brien said “The atmosphere was great, despite the stormy weather everyone was in high spirits. I’ve never run a half marathon before but I really wanted to challenge myself”. 

Nick Tallamy a supporter of the Trust said, “Being involved in education, we understand how important identifying and treating Mental Health. With Langdon Hospital being on our doorstep, the work that the Trust does is clearly evident”.

Runner Kevin Frost said, “I chose to do the event because running helps me relax and helps me with my anxiety, which is also the reason that I chose to do it for Devon Partnership Trust”.

Vic Leslie, said, “A lot of my friends have had to use the support from Devon Partnership Trust. The problem is there is never enough funding so I chose to run for the Trust to help support the people who use the services”.

Jointly our amazing runners who ran 13.1 miles through the heart of Exeter have amassed almost £1,300, but it’s not too late to show your support. Click on their names below to donate to their JustGiving page.

If you have any questions about the about our charity and how you can get involved then please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at daniel.robson3@nhs.net.