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After a year of sitting about at home, we wanted an incentive to get off the sofa and get some exercise. This walking challenge lets us do both while raising money to benefit someone else - and makes sure we act on our good intentions after the first week has passed!
We're aiming to cover 350 miles between us during 10th May and 31st July to contribute to the The Great York Walk, a challenge walking event which raises funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York.
Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate and right now, mental health has never been more important as the social implications of coronavirus begin to unravel. So together with loads of other people - some with a connection to York, some with no connection - we're going to contribute to a 25,000 mile walking goal. That's the equivalent of a walk around the Earth!
Please donate anything you can to help improve mental health in York and beyond! :)
Our walk will be in aid of Mentally Fit York, which will promote good mental health on a local, national and international scale. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as 24/7 mental health support for York students and research projects to further our understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services.
Your support may also go towards providing suicide prevention training, Mental Health Nursing Scholarships or it could contribute to a range of other initiatives which are decided by an expert panel of mental health and wellbeing researchers, practitioners and advocates. Find out more about what Mentally Fit York has supported here.