We have re-launched our 600 Mile September fundraising challenge!
In a bid to boost mental health awareness and raise much-needed funds, we have joined up with other local Mind charities to re-launch our 600 Mile September fundraising challenge.
The fundraising initiative, which first launched in September 2020, sees York Mind, Leeds Mind, Mind in Bradford, Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind, North East Lincolnshire Mind, Lancashire Mind, Tyneside and Northumberland Mind and Hull and East Yorkshire Mind joining forces to host the challenge in their local areas, for their local supporters.
The 600 Mile September Challenge invites groups of four or more people to get together and take part in this fundraising challenge to complete a collective distance of 600 miles over the month of September.
Fundraising and Development Officer Lydia said:
The 600 miles can be done together in person (while observing government guidance) or virtually, and can involve any activity e.g. swimming, cycling, running, walking, canoeing, to suit the group’s preferences.
Teams can be made up of friends, family, work colleagues, sports teams, or any group really, and the distance can divided equally between each team member, or allocated according to each team member’s strengths and abilities.
It is hoped that the 600 Mile September challenge will bring people together in their teams, give them a physical activity to focus on, and boost their mental health and wellbeing. This is especially important at the moment as the pandemic continues and more people are expressing increased levels of stress and anxiety.
All donations raised while the teams complete their challenge will enable Mind in Bradford to help more local people experiencing mental health difficulties to get the information and support they need, to get well and change their lives.
For more information and to sign up, click here.
Author: Hollie Griss
Posted on: 10th August 2021