Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon

first_imgBallybofey man Joe Mulhern is undertaking a massive physical challenge by running his first ever Dublin City Marathon in aid of GROW.Joe is training for the event at an important time as October is World Mental Health Month. On October 29th, he will run to raise mental health awareness and to support the organisation which has helped him personally. “I am getting a bit nervous at this point,” says Joe. “GROW is a mental health organisation that has helped me overcome many difficulties, from isolation and lack of self-confidence to challenging myself to face my fears and do what I enjoy doing best, which is running,” he adds.Sponsorship cards are currently in shops in the Ballybofey/Stranorlar areas. “I would appreciate any and every donation made for this very worthy cause,” emphasises Joe.GROW Area Coordinator Marian Maguire, GROW Regional Team member Michael Cunningham and other GROW members presenting a t-shirt to Joe Mulhern ahead of his participation in the Dublin City MarathonGROW provides a confidential, safe environment where people with difficulties can share their problems and regain a sense of wellbeing and self-worth. GROW has been in Ireland for over 50 years and is Ireland’s oldest community-based mental health organisation.  It focuses on promoting positive mental health and a roadmap to recovery. Free weekly peer-support meetings are held in eight locations throughout Co. Donegal, (Stranorlar, Letterkenny, Manorcunningham, Donegal Town, Killybegs, Dungloe, Buncrana and Carndonagh). For further information on GROW contact Marian on 086-7856912, Maria on 086-7702860, the GROW office on 074-9161628 or visit the website Donegal man’s nerves ‘GROW’ ahead of his first Dublin Marathon was last modified: October 5th, 2017 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:dublin city marathonGROWmental healthlast_img read more