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Mind Your Head fun run

MORE than 600 islanders turned out on a misty Sunday to participate in this year’s Mind Your Head fun run, held for the first time at Cunningsburgh.

Before embarking on the mental health charity’s annual fundraiser, the 633 runners held a minute silence in remembrance of the four oil workers who lost their lives in the tragic helicopter accident near Sumburgh, on Friday.

This was followed by a collective warm-up led by Toyah Irvine from the Jazzercise group.

Mind Your Head project worker Jenny Teale said: “The atmosphere was fantastic, the jazzercise girls got the whole crowd moving and created a great hype before everyone headed out along the routes.

“It was fantastic to see so many taking time out to come along and support Mind Your Head and to reflect on what we as a community can do to help reduce the stigma of mental ill health.

“The walk gives everyone the time and space to talk openly and reflect on their own mental health.”

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