Mental Elf: West Sussex Mind launches its first festive 5k community event

Carrie Howell, community fundraising manager at West Sussex Mind, in her elf hat

Worthing Mayor Henna Chowdhury will officially launch the Mental Elf festive event on Sunday 27th November at 9.30am. People are encouraged to dress up as elves, although it is not compulsory.

There are medals for every participant, free goodie bags for the first 100 people to register and there will be elf characters along Worthing’s promenade for children to spot to win prizes.

The idea is to raise vital funds for West Sussex Mind, which relies on fundraising and donations for much of its work and receives no funding from Mind national. The charity has seen a significant increase in demand for its services following the pandemic and this is expected to continue, with many people living in the area feeling stressed and worried about the cost of living.

Katie Glover, Managing Director, said: “We are extremely excited to be holding our first Mental Elf event in the run up to Christmas and we really hope that local people will support our charity in what promises to be a truly fun. It’s been a really tough time for people’s mental health and Mental Elf is a great opportunity for us to raise awareness about our support and reunite with the communities we serve.

Register on and use the Enthuse registration platform to raise funds from family and friends. Every ticket sale and donation will generate vital funds to enable West Sussex Mind to support local adults and young people with their mental health.

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