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Darren Tait set to run 101 miles to support those affected by mental illness
Added: 14th May 2020


Man set to run 101 miles around Hyde Park in one stint raising money and awareness for SANE, for those affected by mental health issues during Covid 19

Darren Tait aged 45 from Wiltshire has taken to the streets of London to help raise awareness of an ever-growing issue during Covid 19; that being the mental health of some of the UK’s population.

From those affected by loneliness, depression through to anxiety and alcoholism or drug abuse, Darren stands strong in wanting to raise awareness for all.

Darren will be running 101 miles in and around Hyde Park within 26 hours on May 15th at 5pm (in total this will be 28 loops of Hyde Park)

He will have a small support team including an NHS community psychiatric nurse who will be following government rules and pacing him at various intervals throughout the night and subsequent day. They will be dropping him 2 metre food and drink parcels at aid stations spaced accordingly around the park and other locations.

Darren has also been documenting this journey leading up to his run called ‘Seeking Solice’ which will also be available to those who offer any donation to SANE.

Darren himself has fought his own mental health demons many years ago and now wants to help others and raise awareness of an issue which is sadly very prevalent during this pandemic and lock down.

You can also follow his journey on his Instagram account @darrentaitofficial alongside @charitysane


For all donations to SANE:


About SANE:

SANE is a leading national mental health charity set up in 1986 by its Chief Executive, Marjorie Wallace CBE, following her pioneering articles, The Forgotten Illness, in The Times. These exposed the way in which society neglected individuals and families affected by mental illness and the lack of information, treatments and strategies for prevention.

The charity, which is independent of government, aims to improve the quality of life of people affected by mental illness.

It aims to:

· raise awareness and understanding of all mental health conditions

· fight to improve frontline mental health services for individuals and carers

· provide support, information and guidance through its helpline, SANEline, Caller Care service, Textcare and Online Forum

· promote and host research into causes, treatments and therapies at the Prince of Wales International Centre for SANE Research in Oxford.


With special thanks to:

Biovène Barcelona

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