Heads Together, the Official Charity of the Year for the London Marathon, is spearheaded by The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry. Their Royal Highnesses want to make this year’s race the ‘mental health marathon’ and hope to see runners wearing the distinctive Heads Together headbands on Marathon Day to get the country talking about mental health. The headbands are being provided to the runners by Virgin Money, which is one of three Founding Partners of the Heads Together campaign.
The waxwork likenesses of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry, as well as famous athletes such as Usain Bolt, Sir Mo Farah and Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill, got a head-start – wearing the Heads Together headbands today and will be wearing them again for visitors to the attraction on the day of the marathon, Sunday 23 April.
Chloe Couchman from Madame Tussauds London said:
Madame Tussauds London is delighted to support the Heads Together campaign by adding the headbands to our Royal and ‘Sporting Greats’ figures. The 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon is a moment of celebration and pride, it recognises individual sporting achievement but also the mass achievement of all those thousands of runners who will raise awareness and money for mental health charities and many others charities too.
Take a look at the video message Prince Harry recorded for all Virgin Money London Marathon runners, letting them know that they will be given a special Heads Together headband which they can wear on race day to be part of the national movement to end the stigma around mental health once and for all.