Nick Coupe is in training to run his first London Marathon for the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust (CWMT), which raises awareness about depression and helps people stay mentally well.
The 33-year-old from Tooting Bec is motivated to complete the 26-mile course to help raise funds and awareness for the mental health charity, a cause close to his heart.
Nick said: “The London Marathon is a challenge I’ve been keen to undertake for many years and I’m extremely excited to be running for such a fantastic cause.
“As the Charlie Waller Memorial Trust’s work demonstrates, the charitable sector has been vital to mental health care for many years. Depression is a very dehabilitating condition and I’m proud to be doing what I can to help in the fight against this illness.”
Nick has already exceeded his fundraising target of £2,500 for the CWMT. The Trust was set up in memory of Charlie Waller, a 28-year-old man who took his own life after suffering from depression. It provides training to primary health care staff, teachers and line mangers to help promote mental wellbeing amongst young people.
Nick, who is hoping to run the Virgin Money London Marathon in 4 hours, will be one of six runners fundraising for the CWMT this year.
To sponsor Nick visit his Just Giving page.