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A big difference in the Big Apple

David Collins, from the Howdens Dunfermline depot, ran the New York marathon to help mental health sufferers on their own road to recovery...

David who ran the New York marathon to help mental health sufferers

David, who himself has suffered from anxiety in the past, recognised that men rarely speak about the subject. So, he decided to raise funds for the Scottish Association for Mental Health. His original goal was to raise £1,000, but thanks to receiving overwhelming support, he managed to raise a total of £3,750.

David had visited New York a few years previous and fallen in love with the city. So to return and compete in the world’s largest and most popular marathon, was a dream come true.

Although David’s journey around The Big Apple was a long 26.2 miles, the money he raised for such a worthwhile cause has helped shorten other people’s journeys back to health.