Claire Heppenstall

New York Marathon 2018

Team Mental Health Foundation

Support me in running the New York Marathon in 2018! I've suffered severe depression for the last 10 years. It first started after a relationship breakdown, and despite medications got worse until I had to be admitted to hospital, and received treatment with electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). A few years later after my mothers death I had another breakdown, and spent 9 months in hospital, again treated with ECT. Since then I've continued to struggle, and have been treated with what they call maintenance ECT, which means a treatment once a month.

I know I'm not the only one, there are thousands and thousands of New Zealanders who suffer with mental health problems, so when I saw the opportunity to run the New York marathon I was excited at the thought of the challenge, of an inspiration to help me get my life back on track, and above all the chance to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation of NZ.
 
The Mental Health Foundation do fantastic and essential work, supporting those with mental health issues, as well as providing individuals, workplaces, schools and communities with the tools they need to build positive mental health and wellbeing. Your support will include helping the MHF to actively support those with mental health problems, including those thinking about suicide, and their supporters, as well as lobbying the government. As we know suicide is a huge issue in NZ at present, so please get behind me!
I am looking to raise $6000, so please donate to me today! Bring on #NYCBabyMHF.

Thank you to my Sponsors

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Anonymous

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Al And Jean Cory-wright

Fantastic Claire. A great cause. Go well.

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Sue Cooke

Best of luck for your adventure.

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Richard Smith

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Vivien Bloor

You're an inspiration Claire! With you all the way

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Claire Heppenstall- Cake Stall

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Claire Heppenstall

Fundraising evening

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Claire Heppenstall

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Jan&ian Harrison

Best wishes for this extra undertaking, Claire - you are awesome!

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Claire Heppenstall

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Anonymous

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J And J

Go Claire, this will be an amazing challenge, we'll be cheering from the other side of the world!

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Steve And Ellen Loader

Good Luck

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Anonymous

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Anonymous

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Rob And Marquita Garden

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Anonymous

Good luck on the big race!

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Helen Roberts

You can do it Claire! Very inspiring! Love Helen, Sam and Amber

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Antoinette And Graeme Read

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Sheryl Haywood

What an inspiration Claire, great cause and best of luck, hope training goes well.

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Jackie Broadbent

Go for it Claire. You have got through so much already. Admiration and much love.

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Catherine Thompson

Well done Claire, it takes a lot of courage to do this.

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Kath Mather

Hope the training goes really well!

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Noeline And Murray Taylor

All the best with your fundraising Claire. Well done and God bless you.

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Trish Faulkner

Go well, Claire, and congratulations on being part of the project

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Lyn Jefferies

Good on you Claire. All the very best. Kind regards Lyn

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Alister Metherell

Hope that that the marathon training goes well and that you have a fantastic race day.

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Peter Chapman

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Robert Tait Of Apollo Musicum

With you in spirit for the 10 Nov dinner (I have an Apollo gig that night) and glad to support your NY Marathon participation. Cheers Robert

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Bernadette Cassidy

Such a great cause and an important one. Good luck Claire!

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Sally Dickson

Keep up your efforts Claire!

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Tim Wilkinson

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Grant/alison Macdonald

We are more than happy to support you Claire. Really enjoyed your company in Australia.

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Anonymous

All the best!

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Janet Norton O'neill

Enjoy the journey through training and Race Day! Good luck.

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Peter Banens

Best wishes for what you'll be doing in New York!