Charity launches 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind fundraising campaign to plug donations gap
September 25, 2020
Man and boy walking from behind

Suffolk Mind has launched a new campaign to challenge people to cover 100 miles – any way they like – to support good mental health, whilst raising money for the charity.

The 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind challenge encourages people to cover the distance using whichever physical method they prefer, whether that’s running, skipping, walking, hopping or swimming. People can do it solo or can join friends, family and colleagues to make it a team event. We’ve chosen this distance as Suffolk is approximately 100 miles East to West and North to South.

Suffolk Mind is using this challenge to help plug a predicted donations gap of £150,000 for 2020 due to the coronavirus crisis.

Lizzy Tuthill, Community Fundraising Coordinator said: “We’re needed now more than ever, but Coronavirus has meant we have lost out on tens of thousands of pounds in fundraising. That’s why we’ve launched this new campaign, to encourage people to have some fun and challenge themselves, whilst supporting a local charity that supports the community of Suffolk”.

little girl swimming
ma of suffolk with 100 miles written across
runner lacing up trainers

Ginny Idehen, Head of Businesses Operations at Suffolk Mind will be taking on the 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind challenge with her family. They will be a tag team, each crossing off the miles as they do them.

Ginny said: “When I told my family about this challenge they were so excited to get involved. We will be cycling, walking and running the 100 miles.
“After a difficult five months, this challenge will help to support our mental health by meeting some of our emotional needs like achievement, meaning and purpose, community and status.”

Money from fundraising for Suffolk Mind goes towards :
– Making counselling available to people who can’t afford to pay for private care, or wait on a waiting list
– Providing free training and resources for the community to prevent mental ill-health
– Developing new services for vulnerable groups and minorities, particularly those affected by the Coronavirus pandemic

To sign yourself, your workplace, your friends and family up to do 100 Miles for Suffolk Mind, visit our website: www.suffolkmind.org.uk/100miles

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