Boost your mental health with first charity run

A mental health charity based on Westside is urging people to sign up for a festive fun run in support of mental ‘elf’.

Birmingham Mind, based at Quayside Tower in Broad Street, is looking for volunteers to take part in its first ever Mental Elf run in Cannon Hill Park, Edgbaston, on Sunday 3 December.

Each participant in the 5k event will receive a goodie bag and medal on the day.

All proceeds from the festive fun run go to Birmingham Mind, which was founded in 1962 with the vision of better mental health for all.

Children under the age of five can take part for free, while there is a £10 charge for five to 16-year-olds, and £12 for adults aged 17 and over.

In addition, a family ticket made up of two adults and two children costs £38 to purchase, while groups of eight people, whether friends or work colleagues, can enter for £80.

Fundraising is not essential on the day but would clearly be welcomed.

A spokesperson for the Mental elf fun run said: “This is the very first time we have held this, so we are really excited. Hopefully we can grow it year on year and make it an event that Birmingham Mind becomes known for.

“So, whether you walk, jog, skip or run, get your elf fancy dress at the ready and sign up.”

Birmingham Mind said it works in active partnership with a range of local organisations to deliver services and “challenge the stigma that surrounds mental distress”.

It added that their services were individualised, person-centred and deliver valued outcomes, “as we passionately believe that everyone has the right to live lives that are meaningful and which enable them to reach their full potential as individuals.

“We have a well-earned reputation for excelling in our support and service quality and we play a key role in supporting and influencing the wider mental health system across our city.”

For further information about the Mental Elf 2023 fun run, including how to sign up to take part, please visit https://birminghammind.org/get-involved/mental-elf-2023/ or email: fundraising@birminghammind.org.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Visitor to Westside praises honesty of area after lost wallet safely returned

Visitor to Westside praises honesty of area after lost wallet safely returned

21st February 2024 - News / by Steve Dyson

A business leader who lost his wallet during a night out on Westside has praised the district for its honesty after it was returned to him with everything intact. Paul Roscoe, chief o...Read more

Doctors organise mass bike ride on Westside to demand cleaner air

Doctors organise mass bike ride on Westside to demand cleaner air

20th February 2024 - News / by Steve Dyson

Up to 1,000 cyclists will be taking part in a special bike ride on Westside next month to demand cleaner air to improve the health of children. The ‘Ride For Their Lives’ event has be...Read more

Top volunteer opportunities on Westside’s canals, streets and squares

Top volunteer opportunities on Westside’s canals, streets and squares

19th February 2024 - News / by Westside reporter

If you’re keen on helping out the local area and have a little time on your hands, there are two great opportunities here on Westside. You could help visitors see the city differently...Read more

Interested in receiving future updates?

Sign up to our mailing list to get regular updates covering ongoing projects, upcoming events and latest news: