Vanessa & Justin Fundraise For MKM Again! Read more about their newest fundraiser, the Brighton Marathon!

We are delighted to share that Vanessa & Justin (who took part in a home-brewed marathon fundraising for us alongside their friend Barry) are once again choosing to undertake some fundraising activities on behalf of Mid Kent Mind.

UPDATE: January 2022

Brighton Marathon - January 2022 Update

Happy New Year to anyone we’ve not been in touch with yet! 🍾🥂

Wow, that first month has flown by!  We’ve stuck to the plan which even included training on Christmas Day, Boxing Day & New Years Day, go us! 💪🏽

This first month has covered approximately 70 miles of a mixture of walking & running, given us various tips on good sleeping & has even got us trying out cold showers in the mornings – eek! 🚿🥶

Still just us (V&J) committed to the marathon, although Barry has joined us on a couple of training sessions which is nice 🏃🏻‍♂️🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ Hopefully by this time next month we’ll know for definite what he’s up to 🤞🏽

Update: December 2021

Brighton Marathon - Dec 2021 Update

This is the training plan we are following. It’s laid out like a journal where we fill sections in each day.

So today is day 1 of 119 and believe it or not, we rest! A good day to focus on what is ahead of us 💪🏽

After raising over £6,700 in their previous fundraising adventure, the duo have now decided that they would like to tackle the Brighton Marathon on Sunday the 10th of April 2022 – the original event which they were going to tackle before the UK entered lockdown. The duo are currently following a 17 week plan to get them ready for their fundraising journey – and they will be sharing fundraising updates on their brand new page, which can be found at

Barry may also return to join the duo for their fundraising journey at a later date – meaning we may eventually get to see our ‘Three Musketeers’ back up to full strength as they continue their fundraising journey together. We wanted to take this opportunity to encourage you to get involved, to follow their fundraiser, and to share words of support with them. Undertaking such a huge fundraising challenge isn’t easy – and we really appreciate their decision to do this for us.

Stay tuned to this page for more updates on their fundraising as and when it is underway. For now, we want to say a huge thank you to Vanessa and Justin for once again pushing themselves to their limits for us – we can’t wait to see how people come together to support this fundraiser!