King George V College’s Careers Coordinator, Holly Mannion, has completed the Great Manchester Run raising hundreds of ponds for charity.

Holly completed the event in 1 hour and 7 minutes and raised £630 for Mind’s national charity.

Holly said: “After getting fit and healthy I decided to take up running and run for a good cause.

“I chose to raise money for Mind and Lancashire Mind because they campaign for better mental health.

“Mind is a charity I strongly support because I believe every single person should have access to information, advice and support – not just about mental health conditions – but also about generally improving mental well-being.”

Mind – the national charity and Lancashire Mind which is the most local partner provides a lot of information and support to people, as well as raising money for essential community initiatives for everyone to access. They promote ‘better mental well-being for all’ and this is a message that Holly wanted to put across through her fundraising.

“I wanted to put on an event at KGV that promoted health and fitness as a way of boosting everyday mental well-being.

“I put on an event called ‘Move a Mile for Mind’ where students and staff could come along and try and cycle one mile on an indoor bike as fast as they could. We had over 20 entries and loads of people doing some brilliant work and burning some calories.

“Three students won prizes and it was a really fun way to spend the afternoon ‘Move a Mile for Mind’ fundraising day raised a brilliant £97.20 which has been donated to Lancashire Mind.

“I believe talking about mental health is extremely important and nobody should ever feel they can’t talk about their own mental health.”

Holly will also be running the Great North Run 2015 in September, a half marathon across Newcastle-upon-Tyne for Lancashire Mind and she hopes to put on even more fundraising activities to support her racing efforts.

If you’d like to sponsor Holly visit or you can text HKMG50 £ (with your chosen amount) to 70070.


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