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Run with the Sun staged to support mental health  

Members of Tankerton Running Club took part in an eight-hour relay run to raise the profile of mental health services in Whitstable over the winter. 

Twenty one club members took part in the run with a further 25 acting as marshals and in support roles. The relay took part on Britain’s shortest day with participants taking on a circular 5km route in Tankerton from 7.58am through to sunset at 3.50pm. 

The Run with the Sun was staged to support Revival Food and Mood. The mental health café is currently refurbishing its new high street premises which will act as a base for a wide variety of wellbeing support for those in need across the district. With construction work beginning Revival is delivering a wide range of outreach services including talking circles, walk and talk sessions and Make, Mend and Motivate groups. Clients learn tips and techniques to improve their wellbeing while gaining confidence in social situations.   

Deborah Haylett, Revival Executive Director said: “We are so grateful to Tankerton Running Group for staging the Run with the Sun to support Revival Food and Mood this year. The work underway at our new high street premises will be transformative for the way we support those in mental health distress in the town and the sponsorship raised by the event is really appreciated. 

“This time of year is often difficult as we remember family members and friends who are no longer with us. If you or a family member is struggling then please visit the Revival website to find out how we can help.” 

To find out more about Revival’s mental wellbeing support, or to make a donation or stage a fundraising event, visit  

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