Cycle Challenge for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) Charity
This week, Paul Bartnett, the service Lead in Doncaster and Lee McGlynn, our Chief Operating Officer, took on a mammoth cycle challenge traveling from our Doncaster base at the Same Day Health Centre to our head office in Blackpool at Newfield House! The journey itself was over 100 miles over the course of 2 days, full of twists and turns, google map errors, dead ends, hills and roundabouts, and even a fall into a canal! However, even after all these obstacles, they managed to make it back to Newfield House safe and sound.
Paul’s determination to complete the challenge for such a worthwhile charity was amazing and I’m over the moon that he has managed to raise so much money! Whilst the ride was difficult in places he did it with a smile on his face, and I think he enjoyed some of it at least!!!”
The aim of the event was to help raise awareness about men’s mental health. Paul stated that he had previously lost a friend to suicide providing him with the motivation to take on such a challenge. The charity that will be donated to, the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
So far, an incredible £720 has been raised from donations! A massive thank you to everyone who has donated as this means the world to Paul and Lee and makes all their effort worthwhile!
Anyone can hit a crisis point. CALM runs a free and confidential helpline and webchat 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems.