Becca takes on The Great York Walk 2022!

Sponsor me to walk a marathon to help transform the state of mental health in York and beyond

Becca takes on The Great York Walk 2022!
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This project received pledges on Sun 05 Jun 2022


My name is Rebecca Jarman, I am currently studying History of Art as a MA student at the University of York, after studying Fine Art at the University of Lincoln for three years. I am doing this walk as a tribute to the people in my life who are and have been affected by their mental health. Funding for Mentally Fit York is a great opportunity to improve mental health/wellbeing in many forms and train members in mental health awareness in and around the University. Walking, to me, has always been an activity I use in order to better my headspace, and to be able to take part of The Great York Walk is an honour; any positive contribution to mental awareness is great to be a part of, especially locally. Please feel free to sponsor me through this amazing charity, 1p - £1 makes all the difference to that one individual who is struggling. 

I'm taking on The Great York Walk, a 25 mile (40km) marathon walking event that will help to transform mental health by raising funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate and whether we're experts in mental health or not, we should all be able to feel safe and supported in talking to each other about our mental health.

So together with a great community of people - some with a connection to York, some with no connection - I'm going to walk 25 miles on the 28th May around York! The Great York Walk starts at the University, crossing Monk Stray, Bootham Stray, Clifton Ings, Hob Moor, Knavesmire, Fulford Ings and Walmgate Stray before heading back to the University campus.

Please donate anything you can to help my target and improve mental health in York and beyond! :) (P.S. If you want to find out more about the walk and the cause you can do so here)

about mentally fit york

My 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.