Sunday’s Maccabi Community Fun Run saw Team Jami’s 47 runners and walkers fulfil their commitment to run, jog or walk for their mental health and support the mental health service for the Jewish community.
One of Team Jami’s runners, Ben, chosen to run for Jami following his experience with mental illness, and to raise funds for Jami services, that he has personally benefitted from.
Ben saw his participation in this year’s event as a stepping stone challenge that will push him to complete the second of his three goals; an overseas trek.
Ben commented “I have set myself a manageable goal, with the aim to push myself further in due course. Using Jami services has made me aware of my own mental health, and helped me to understand what needs to be done to maintain good mental health. It is so important that the message of mental health awareness is out there in the community, so that others can do the same!”
Over the last few months, Team Jami have been fundraising and have collectively raised £2,500 which will help Jami continue to provide its much-needed services.
Jami’s Head Room Café had a great presence in the food court serving burekas, pastries and coffees to runners and families that had come along to support loved ones and enjoy the day.
Head Room Bikes, Jami’s new social enterprise project also made an appearance, engaging the community’s eager sportsmen and women, showcasing their new initiative that sells good quality, refurbished second-hand bikes via the Jami warehouse in Borehamwood.