Between 7th June 2021 and 13th June 2021, Grainge Architects took part in the Michelmores Marathon for Mental Wellbeing! The Marathon for Mental Wellbeing was arranged to raise both awareness and funds for The Charlie Waller Trust, which was founded by Charlie Waller’s family.
Charlie Waller, to the outside world, had everything. Yet, in September 1997, at the age of 28, Charlie took his own life. He had been suffering from depression and felt he no longer had the strength to carry on.
The Charlie Waller Trust’s vision is for people to understand and talk openly about mental health, where young people and those who support them are equipped to maintain and enhance their mental health and wellbeing and have the confidence to seek help when they need it. More information can be found at https://charliewaller.org
During this virtual event, the office had the challenge of running a marathon in a week in teams of four. The 16 participants ran (lightly jogged) 108 miles in total and raised £1,000 for The Charlie Waller Trust! A great effort for such a well deserving charity that carry out such important work with those in need.
Congratulations to everyone who took part in the event!