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Walk 500 miles to support mental health

Posted: Tue, 28 Jul 2020 07:58

Walk 500 miles to support mental health

A Norfolk charity is challenging people to walk 500 miles with friends and family this August in support of young people's mental health and wellbeing.

Former MP for North Norfolk Norman Lamb and the Norfolk Community Foundation launched the #Walk500Miles challenge on Norfolk Day, July 27th, in aid of the Mental Health and Wellbeing Fund for community organisations in Norfolk supporting young people with mental health issues, learning disabilities, and autism.

Groups of friends and family can raise vital funds for the the organisations' work by collectively walking, running, swimming, or cycling the target distance by the end of August - or you can set yourself an individual challenge for a shorter distance if you prefer.

The challenge celebrates the benefit that being physically active has for our mental health and wellbeing, as well as giving an opportunity for friends and family to come together, whether in real life or virtually.

The top fundraisers will be given the opportunity to meet with Norwich City footballers and fund ambassadors Alexander Tettey and Christoph Zimmermann, and receive a certificate to mark their achievement.

To get started, go to Norfolk Community Foundation's Walk 500 Miles campaign page and select 'Start fundraising' to create a JustGiving page where you can set a fundraising target and update friends and family on your progress.

If you need inspiration for places to walk or cycle during the challenge, check out our Active Outdoors section for beautiful places to get outside across the county.

Tags: Fundraising, Mental Health, Running, Walking