Maxine’s wonder-ful charity run

Maxine Wade is tackling two marathons dressed as Wonder Woman.
Maxine Wade is tackling two marathons dressed as Wonder Woman.
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Leeds’ very own Wonder Woman Maxine Wade is tackling two marathons to raise money for the charity that provided lifeline support to her.

Nursing assistant Maxine, 23, was inspired to get in the running and raise cash for Leeds Mind after she was diagnosed with bipolar disorder while at university.

The condition, which saw her face periods of anxiety and depression, left her socially isolated.

But the Leeds branch of the charity offered her support as part of her journey to a brighter future.

Maxine is set to run the London and Paris Marathons in the space of just two weeks to help raise money for the organisation.

And she is donning a Wonder Woman outfit while she takes part in the gruelling marathon challenges.

She said: “They gave me support and advice when I came home and didn’t know what I was doing next.

“Leeds Mind gave me back my confidence and now I want to give something back to them for the support they gave me.”

Last year she ran the London Marathon course around the capital to raise over £1,660 for the national branch of charity Mind.

Ultimately, Maxine hopes that by sharing her daily battle with anxiety she can help to encourage even more people to talk openly about mental health.

She added: “The Wonder Woman outfit is a symbol of strength and heroism.

“Now I am in such a good place and it is nice to be able to give something back and help people.

“It is so important to give back especially when someone has helped you so much.”

To sponsor Maxine visit www.justgiving.co.uk/maxiewade