MIND (THE NATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR MENTAL HEALTH)

Running the London Marathon in loving memory of Matt Nand-Lal

Stephen Nand-Lal

Stephen Nand-Lal

My Story

I am running the London Marathon 2024 in loving memory of my brother, Matt Nand-Lal.

On the 23rd of May 2023, my brother took his own life. He was only 29 years old. Matt had battled with his mental health for the majority of his adult life.

Matt shared his mental health battles with his friends through social media, and in doing so has built an incredibly supportive network of friends. Matt opened doors to allow people to share their struggles with others.

Matt was a loving and caring person, and he loved nothing more than to share things he had learnt (including from his mental health struggles) with others. He loved travelling, and embracing new ways of life. Matt was passionate about helping other people where he could, which has included him making personal donations to Mind (when he had the money, and was both physically and mentally able to). He understood what it meant to struggle with mental health, and wanted to help other people going through similar battles.

When Matt was in better health, he loved being active. This included weight training at the gym, running, and walking. I think Matt would love to think that I was running the marathon to raise money for Mind. I hope it would make him proud!

I am running the London Marathon for Mind to honour my brother. Mental health issues are rife amongst young adults, and I want to raise funds to support the lifesaving work that Mind do. I want no-one to have to go through and experience anything that my brother did. I am running the London Marathon to support Mind's work to make mental health a priority.

Above all else, I want to run the London Marathon for Mind to raise funds for Mind's life saving work, and to prevent other families and friends from having to experience what we have been through.

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Funded

  • Target
    £4,000
  • Raised so far
    £4,361
  • Number of donors
    118

My Story

I am running the London Marathon 2024 in loving memory of my brother, Matt Nand-Lal.

On the 23rd of May 2023, my brother took his own life. He was only 29 years old. Matt had battled with his mental health for the majority of his adult life.

Matt shared his mental health battles with his friends through social media, and in doing so has built an incredibly supportive network of friends. Matt opened doors to allow people to share their struggles with others.

Matt was a loving and caring person, and he loved nothing more than to share things he had learnt (including from his mental health struggles) with others. He loved travelling, and embracing new ways of life. Matt was passionate about helping other people where he could, which has included him making personal donations to Mind (when he had the money, and was both physically and mentally able to). He understood what it meant to struggle with mental health, and wanted to help other people going through similar battles.

When Matt was in better health, he loved being active. This included weight training at the gym, running, and walking. I think Matt would love to think that I was running the marathon to raise money for Mind. I hope it would make him proud!

I am running the London Marathon for Mind to honour my brother. Mental health issues are rife amongst young adults, and I want to raise funds to support the lifesaving work that Mind do. I want no-one to have to go through and experience anything that my brother did. I am running the London Marathon to support Mind's work to make mental health a priority.

Above all else, I want to run the London Marathon for Mind to raise funds for Mind's life saving work, and to prevent other families and friends from having to experience what we have been through.