A YoungMinds marathon runner being supported by YoungMinds staff on the side line.

Our fundraisers

Meet the amazing individuals who make our work possible by fundraising for us. For more information about getting involved with fundraising for YoungMinds, have a look at our page on getting started with fundraising.

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Individual fundraisers

  • Our fundraiser, Alex D'arbost, sitting at a garden table covered with illustrations for his book.

    Alex D'Arbost (he/him)

    Writer and marathon runner

    Alex ran the Madrid marathon, and wrote his own poetry book about the experience of mental health in young people.
  • Alice Fortune smiling in a YoungMinds running vest.

    Alice Fortune (she/her)

    Half marathon runner

    Alice completed a two-and-a-half-year-long running challenge, running a half marathon in every city in England!
  • Craig lifting a heavyweight at the gym.

    Craig Tomkinson (he/him)


    Craig completed a powerlifting challenge in December 2022, where he lifted over five tonnes of weight across two and a half hours.
  • The Nicholls standing triumphantly on top of a hill.

    David Nicholls (he/him)


    David completed the GR 20, a footpath that crosses the Mediterranean island of Corsica, to raise money and show young people how they feel matters.
  • Daz Baldwin, fundraising for YoungMinds by hiking to Everest Basecamp.

    Daz Baldwin (he/him)

    Everest Hiker

    Daz Baldwin flew out to Nepal and took on a 17-day trek to Everest Basecamp and then on up to Kala Patthar.
  • Flynn and his mum on the Snowdon mountain with a Kermit the frog toy.

    Flynn Scales


    On 1 June 2023, nine-year-old Flynn walked Snowdon to raise funds for us. Then on 10 June he took on a 10km hike in the Lake District.
  • Imogen Boddy (she/her)


    Imo ran the length of the UK in just 22 days. Starting on 19 June, she ran 60km per day, arriving in Lands End on 10 July.

Community fundraisers

In memory fundraisers

  • Eloise Land smiling at the camera.

    Adam Land

    In memory of his daughter, Eloise

    Adam Land has been fundraising since 2018 in memory of his daughter Eloise.
  • Alfie and Mike running, joined by Alfie's PE teacher and others who ran to show their support.

    Alfie and Mike

    Running in memory of Riley and Trey

    Alfie and Mike began fundraising for us in 2023, in memory of their brother and son, Riley, and family friend, Trey.
  • Cam and Charlie on their hike in New Zealand.

    Cam and Charlie


    Cam and Charlie are trekking the 'e Araroa Trail in New Zealand in support of their loved ones who have struggled with mental health, and in memory of Sophie Bales.

Want to fundraise for us?

Whether you're looking to sign up to an event, take on a new challenge, or run your own fundraiser, we have lots of ways you can get involved. Take a look at our events and challenges happening all year round, or find out more about getting started with fundraising.