Have fun and fundraise for First Fortnight at the Vhi Virtual Women's Mini Marathon!

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person by Edel
create 10 June 2021
We would love you to run or walk the Virtual Vhi Women's Mini Marathon for First Fortnight and support the prevention of suicide in Ireland.
First Fortnight's mission is to challenge mental health stigma and prejudice through arts and cultural action. 
We run a national mental health arts and culture festival every January that creates a space for unscripted conversations around mental health. We work to challenge, inform and shape attitudes around mental health. Since 2013, First Fortnight also runs Creative Therapies service for those with mental ill health who are at risk or are currently experiencing homelessness. In 2021, our service expanded with CACTus (Child Adolescent Creative Therapies + Us) to offer these services to children and adolescents. 

All funds raised will go towards helping us with our advocacy work through the festival and our services.

This year Virtual Mini Marathon takes place on Sunday 19th September!
Race the real route of the Vhi Women's Mini Marathon in Dublin City from anywhere in the WORLD!! 👟
Registration and more info here.
The regisations is €15, if anyone is interested in doing it and is committed to raise over €100 for First Fortnight, simply register on the Vhi Mini Martahon website and get in touch with us. We will refund them the registration fee and send them out a snazzy sports tshirt.
If they just email Edel on with the below information by the end of the month:
  • Name
  • Number
  • Email address
  • Postal address 
  • Preferred size tshirt 
  • Receipt of their registration fee and bank details to arrange the refund of registration
Alternatively if people would like to run it without any fundraising target, do their own thing, have some fun, be active and donate anything they've raised at the end of it all, be it €20 or €100, that's also really appreciated. All donations help us.
The VHI Mini Marathon page have some great fundraising suggestions here.
They have a very simple step by step guide around fundraising here via the fundraising platform GivenGain.
Within that, First Fortnight is listed so it's nice and easy for setting up any fundraising campaigns. 
Our Givengain Fundraising page is located here.
If you have any other queries, just get in touch with us on!
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