On Sunday November 3rd 2013 Clemmie Proctor ran the New York Marathon in memory of her friend Matt, who she met at Newcastle University and Barney, a close family friend, who both took their own lives after a short period of depression. The run raised great awareness of our work (see the photo!) and valuable funds for the Trust.
Clemmie, you did so well with a fantastic time and an amazing fundraising result…..a huge 'Thank You' from us all!
If anyone would like to make donations, the fundraising page is still open at Clemmie's Virgin Giving Fundraising page.
We are delighted to announce that Student Minds and Mental Wealth,UK, who are both supported by the Matthew Elvidge Trust (alongside the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust and the James Wentworth Stanley Memorial Fund) have come together to make a louder noise about student mental health.
These two leading charities, who are working to enhance the mental health of students across the UK have merged, bringing together two key elements of improving student wellbeing:
Thursday Night at 'GSAL' - the Grammar School at Leeds - was Bands' Night and twelve amazing Acoustic and Rock Bands supported the Matthew Elvidge Trust raising over £700 for our work.
We had the opportunity to talk about our work to around 200 students, teachers and parents, who showed their massive appreciation for these talented musicians. What an fantastic evening!
Thank you to Steve McKinley for proposing the Trust and to Tina Nutt and her dedicated crew for making this such a successful event.
Thank you to everyone at GSAL for your generous support! This will make a huge difference to the lives of so many young people.
Fleet Half Marathon - Sunday March 16th 2014 - Entries now open!!
The Fleet Half Marathon takes place on Sunday March 16th 2014 and entries are now open.
We are the Official Local Charity and we aim to have another record entry of runners.
Demand is always high as this is a very popular pre-London marathon event and last year entries closed in the first week of January.
So please register now at http://www.fleethalfmarathon.
Mark Bilborough woke up one morning and felt unable to go to work. He shares his experiences of depression and encourages others to be more open about mental health. Please read more in this excellent article.