Sisters raise £4,000 for mental health charity in memory of dad
Two sisters have raised over £4,000 for a mental health charity in memory of their father.
Antonia Rispoli, 27, and her sister Danielle, 26, both completed the Run to the Beat half marathon on September 8 in Greenwich Park in 2 hours and 50 minutes.
They also hosted a family fun day on August 31, at restaurant La Roja on West Wickham High Street which over 150 people attended.
The fun day included a kids football competition, adult bingo and a raffle with prizes including a Mike Tyson signed boxing glove and two Monarch airline tickets. Local businesses, such as Kidspace and Iris and Christine Florist, also supported the event by donating prizes.
The sisters were raising money in memory of their dad Anthony who took his own life after suffering from depression in 2011.
The money raised will be donated to the Mental Health Foundation, a charity which offers support to people suffering depression or having suicidal thoughts.
Miss Rispoli said: "It has been hard work but I have enjoyed it all and I've been overwhelmed with all the love and support I have received. I only wish my father was with us to see what we have achieved.
"I hope that doing this has helped to highlight to people that depression is an illness that is not recognised as much as it should be."
To sponsor the sisters visit virginmoneygiving.com/Antonia Rispoli or virginmoneygiving.com/Danielle Rispoli
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