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