Damian takes high road for a great cause

Damien Briscoe an employee at Halifax branch of Leeds Building Society is completing a number of challenges before running the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of MIND.
Damien Briscoe an employee at Halifax branch of Leeds Building Society is completing a number of challenges before running the Edinburgh Marathon in aid of MIND.

A man is preparing to tackle the Edinburgh Marathon to support a charity close to his heart.

Damian Briscoe, manager at the Leeds Building Society’s Halifax branch will complete the mammoth run to raise money for mental health charity MIND.

It’s a cause close to his heart as his wife Laura works as a mental health nurse and some of his friends and family have also been affected by mental illness.

“I was looking for a really worthwhile cause and I’m doing it to raise awareness,” Damian, who lives in Penistone, Barnsley, said.

“It gives me a reason to get out of bed and get running.

“Running through winters has been difficult an d the hardest thing is the weather.

“It’s not just a physical challenge, it’s also a mental challenge.

“I think it will be really emotional when I get across the finish line.””

Damian hopes to raise £1,000 for MIND - to support his fundraising efforts visit www.justgiving.com/damien-briscoe-leeds-building-society