Maidstone-based disaster recovery specialists, Ideal Response are donning their running shoes for a sponsored 10k run on behalf of mental health charity, Mind.
Returning in October for another year, the fun run aims to not only help raise awareness of Maidstone and Mid-Kent Mind, but also of mental health in general. Limited to just 100 participants, Ideal Response are pleased to have secured ten places – with abilities ranging from seasoned marathon runners right through to complete beginners.
With just three months until the big day, Ideal Response staff have started training to complete two laps around Maidstone’s renowned Mote Park. And with training well underway, attention has started to shift towards fundraising.
Established in 2001, Ideal Response have rapidly grown from a small family run operation to one of the South East’s leading disaster recovery specialists. With day-to-day projects involving fire and flood restoration, they’re no strangers to life-changing incidents.
And that’s exactly why they want to get involved.
“We know that we can return homes affected by fires and floods back to normal, to make it look as though nothing ever happened. But we also know the repair and healing doesn’t stop there”, states Managing Director of Ideal Response, Javid Ibrahim. “If we can in some way help towards the psychological recovery of our customers – who are local people – by supporting local charities to provide the help required, we’re all for it. I’m signed up for the run and can’t wait to be a part of it.
While Ideal Response are leading the way with returning homes back to normal following a devastation such as a fire or flood, they fully recognise that true healing from the event can go on much longer than it takes to repair bricks and mortar.
More than Bricks and Mortar
Everyone reacts differently to life-changing events such as fires and floods. And while there are companies around like Ideal Response who can repair your home, the psychological and emotional impact can last much longer, especially if the reinstatement work is quite extensive.
If you would like to support Ideal Response in the 10k fun run, being held at Mote Park on 21st October, you can donate via their fundraising page here: https://www.totalgiving.co.uk/mypage/idealresponse-mmkmind10k
Ideal Response are running for their mind