Tuesday, 7 September 2010

Cllr Gareth Elliott will be rowing in the Great River Race - in aid of MIND


I have signed up to row the great river race from London Docklands to Ham, Richmond in what can only be described as a large bath tub called the Delores. I and my fellow mariners shall be doing this in aid of the charity MIND - the country's leading mental health charity.


Mind campaigns vigorously to create a society that promotes and protects good mental health for all - a society where people with experience of mental distress are treated fairly, positively and with respect. They do this through community support, telephone information lines, lobbying, publications, legal advice and training. It's a fantastic cause.


I am now in training although with four weeks to go i think i am leaving it late so thank you to all those who have offered to assist me in this endeavour so far. So if you do see me struggling through the streets of Whitton feel free to offer some encouragement.


If you would like to support our endeavour and help those experiencing mental distress we would welcome your donations – please follow this link:




We shall be setting out on our voyage on 25th September so if you would like to wave us by we shall be the boat at the back of the pack going very slowly (if still afloat).

Gareth and my fellow
team, Chris, George, Ken, Nick & Russell.