Swindon Town supporters, Paul Cox, is preparing for one of most testing physical challenges of his life as he prepares to take on the London Marathon in April.
This will be the first time the 41-year-old, who has been a Town fan since the age of six, has taken part, and will form part of the MIND team that he’s raising money for.
Did you know that one in four people have mental health problems, with many not getting the help they need.
MIND work tirelessly to change perceptions across England and Wales making mental health an everyday priority, standing up to injustices in healthcare, work and law, as well as supporting those who need it most.
An important element to their work is also focused around bringing people and communities together who care about mental health to inspire positive change.
It’s a topic very close to Paul’s heart, having suffered with poor mental health for many years following a Complex Post Traumatic Stress Disorder diagnosis.
With support from his friends and family, along with MIND, Paul took the tough decision to reach out when he got to breaking point, but knows many don’t, so is looking to raise awareness as well as money.
He’s now surpassed his original fundraising target of £2,000 thanks to a number of donations, and is looking to increase this as much as he can in time for April.
Everyone here at Swindon Town would like to wish him all the best with his training and the event itself next month.
We’re right behind you Paul!