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Musician and runner Gavin gives back to Mind with music night and marathon

Gavin Mitchell, of Bury Folk Collective, is running the London Marathon and has organised a charity casino and music night with Bury Folk Collective. ANL-140319-130631001

Gavin Mitchell, of Bury Folk Collective, is running the London Marathon and has organised a charity casino and music night with Bury Folk Collective. ANL-140319-130631001

A musician and runner aims to give back to the charity which helped him cope with depression by organising a charity night and taking on the London Marathon.

Gavin Mitchell, a founder of the Bury Folk Collective, has arranged a music and casino night at Oakes Barn, in St Andrew’s Street South on Sunday at 7.30pm in aid of Mind.

The keen runner will also take on the London Marathon on April 13 for the charity, which once supported him.

Mr Mitchell, 41, of Ipswich, said: “I was diagnosed with depression about five years ago and received fantastic suppport from Suffolk Mind – they really helped me to be able to manage the illness as and when it happens.

“There is still not enough said about mental illness, particularly men and I’ve tried to be very open talking about my experiences. I have been really pleased that other people have opened up to me about it when they may not have done before.”

The Bury Folk Collective promotes the best of grassroots folk music and holds traditional acoustic, unplugged, old time and bluegrass as well as wired folk performance nights at Oakes Barn.

To donate, visit http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/GavinJMitchell

For the Folk Collective visit buryfolkcollective.co.uk

 

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