Running for mental health - 10K charity fundraisers smash their target

SHSC 10K charity runners
(l-r) Sapna Tulshan, Gargi Srivastava, Francesca O’Brine, Elaine Harrison, Megan Mosforth and Lauren Watson

People running the Sheffield 10K in the name of mental health from Sheffield Health and Social Care (SHSC) have smashed their target as they raised more than £700 to support users of mental health services.

Elaine Harrison, Francesca O’Brine, Gargi Srivastava, Lauren Watson, Megan Mosforth and Sapna Tulshan came together to form a team to raise money for the charity, which helps to raise funds for the extra things that make a big difference to service users at SHSC.

This can be things like purchasing new gym equipment for our inpatient wards, refurbishing outdoor spaces, buying new plants for our dementia ward, and introducing iPads to enhance the care we can provide to people recovering from a stroke.

SHSC's 10K charity runners on course
SHSC's 10K charity runners on course

This was a daunting new experience for some taking part in a big running event, but everybody was delighted with their performance on the day - all underpinned by the pride they had for what they had achieved for the SHSC charity.

You can still donate to our runners and support the SHSC charity here.