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Running For Mental Health

$1,880 of $2,020 goal
Given by 46 generous donors in around 9 months

Running 5km every day in 2020 to raise funds for Mental Health NZ

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  Hawke's Bay

Hi there,

My name is Jean-Fabien, I live in Napier, New Zealand, but originally from France.

Throughout my life, I came across people suffering from various mental health issues - depression being probably the most common one around. These issues are so widespread that we can all think of someone we know with at least one of these conditions. They are also hard to talk about, and take years to recover from.

Beside being a good friend with an attentive ear, or a reliable relative one can count on, there's not much I can do. Organisations like Mental Health NZ have the network and knowledge to help reach further that I can do, and need money to do so, which is why we need you!

I have been wanting to run a fundraising event for a long time. I am not the fittest man on earth for sure, so running 5km every day in 2020 is a big deal for me.

You can follow my progress on Twitter at, where I post daily updates showing distance run, completion time, and sweaty selfies.

Your donation will help me go the extra mile so I can complete the 1830 km over the year. That's the equivalent of running from Whangarei to Invercargill.

Please consider donating to Mental Health NZ through this givealittle page. Thank you!

Jean-Fabien Barrois' involvement (page creator)

Mental health issues affect a lot of us. Family members, close friends; we're all better off with a clear head, so I'll run for that.

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Latest update

New target: 2020  15 September 2020

Posted by: Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thanks everyone, the target of $1830 has been reached. With 3 more months to go, a new target is in order. $2020 it is then!

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Latest donations

Ahmed 1 day ago
You're doing an awesome Job Jean :)
Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thank you Ahmed for your donation!

Jean-Fabien Barrois
Rebecca 4 days ago
Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thank you so much Becs!

Jean-Fabien Barrois
Kyle 4 days ago
Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thanks again Kyle. You're a regular here now. I can open a tab for you if you prefer :-)

Jean-Fabien Barrois
Vicken 4 days ago
thanks for the effort raising the awareness, Jean.
Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thank you Vicken - awesomeness!

Jean-Fabien Barrois
Joanne 4 days ago
Jean-Fabien Barrois

Thanks so much Joanne, and well done on reaching the $1830 target with your donation!

Jean-Fabien Barrois

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