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Lib Dems join forces with Cam-Mind for charity event - Howarth

June 18, 2008 12:00 AM
David Howarth MP with Cllrs Dixon, McGovern, Wilkins.

David Howarth, Cllrs Dixon, McGovern and Wilkins at the Cam-Mind event

David Howarth MP and Mayor of Cambridge Mike Dixon are joining forces with Cam-Mind to raise awareness for mental health issues.

Mr Howarth and Councillor Dixon will attend the On-Footse mile race organised by Cam-Mind Sunday June 22nd. Mr Howarth will launch the event and Mayor Dixon will present the trophies to the fastest runners.

Mr Howarth commented:

"Cam-Mind is doing an amazing job for people suffering from mental health issues. I'm honored they asked me to help and I hope the event will be a great success.

"There is much more that needs to be done to raise awareness and helping people on a daily basis and I'm very grateful to Cam-Mind for their wonderful actions and programmes.

"Too many people are still afraid of mental health illnesses or don't understand the gravity of these issues. As a result, mental health patients can feel utterly alone and misunderstood. I'm confident that this event will prompt people to dedicate time and energy to help them."

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Notes to Editors

1) More info at http://www.cam-mind.org.uk/

2) The event will be held at the University of Cambridge Athletics Tracks on Sunday 22 June, at 10am.

3) Cam-Mind is the oldest mental health charity in Cambridge, founded in 1908.