Walking across England for better mental health
Local fundraisers are planning to walk across England and raise vital funds for Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind.
The Coast to Coast walk is one of the most iconic long-distance walks in England with many experts recommending at least 15 days to complete the entire journey. Peter Keenan, Jamie Hallows and two other fantastic fundraisers are setting off Friday 14th of August and plan to complete the full walk in 10 days whilst raising funds throughout for National Mind and Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind.
Individual branches of Mind (over 100 in England and Wales) are responsible for their own fundraising so local help is always needed and hugely appreciated.
The team have already gained support from several local bars and public houses in Mossley including The Commercial, The Butchers Arms, The Britannia Inn and The Gillery but any additional help would be hugely welcomed by the guys taking part with the funds helping to supporting the most vulnerable people locally, especially at this difficult time.
Peter said “The team are all taking part for different personal reasons but collectively we recognise and understand that many people are struggling with their mental health now and we wanted to do something to help. If people can donate even a little, it’ll mean more support can be provided locally”.
Jason who’s worked with TOG Mind for almost 4 years said “It’s fantastic that the guys are raising funds and encouraging the conversation about mental wellbeing. We’ve seen a 400% increase in referrals during the last 4 months (our Buddy Project) so any support from the local community helps and is always hugely appreciated”.
If you would like to find out more about the walk and consider supporting, you can contact Jason at TOG Mind on the number below to make a direct donation, pop into one of the named businesses supporting or visit the JustGiving Page: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/coasttocoast-2020
If you or anyone you know would like to access support or training with TOG Mind or get involved with fundraising, please call their office on 0161 330 9223, visit the website at: https://www.togmind.org/home or check out the Tameside, Oldham and Glossop Mind Facebook page at: www.facebook.com/TamesideOldhamGlossopMind
Jamie Hallows (left) and Peter Keenan (right).