Ashleigh Mingay running London Marathon 2023 for Team Mind
We’re delighted to lend our support to aae Operations Co-ordinator, Ashleigh, who will be lacing up her trainers on 23rd April in a huge test of both her physical and mental strength.
As someone who’s been with the company since December 2017, it’s fair to say that Ashleigh has faced, and overcome, a fair share of challenges. From staffing changes and lockdowns, her resilience, combined with her awesome administration and people skills, makes Ashleigh a hugely valued member of the team – something that was rewarded in her recent promotion.
From the outside, Ashleigh is dedicated, professional and upbeat. But, as is so often the case, that bubbly personality hides a lifelong battle with mental health.
“Throughout my life I have always struggled with my mental health. Some days are ok and some days it’s hard to get out of bed in the morning. I am beyond lucky and grateful to feel heard and supported by the people in my life that have pulled me out of my darkest places. I know first hand the effects of mental health and also how it affects many others in my life.”
“That’s why I have chosen to take on the challenge to run the London Marathon for Mind.”
Ashleigh’s efforts are impressive, with a Strava diary that reveals weeks of training through the worst of the Great British Weather.
Ashleigh has set a fundraising goal of £2000 – which, at the time of writing, she has already surpassed! However, Ashleigh remains unrelenting in her fundraising efforts and welcomes further donations in order to support the charity’s work.
“Thank you to everyone who has donated so far – your generosity means so much to me. Any further donations to help me smash this target would be greatly appreciated. With your help we can help many people suffering with mental health. Thank you so much.”
To track Ashleigh’s progress on Strava, and to donate, visit Ashleigh’s JustGiving page.