“I sadly lost my dear friend Sally. She was unable to get through some very challenging times in her life.
It’s often charities like Cornwall Mind that can make the difference between a positive outcome or a devastating one, when people can’t find a light when they are in a dark place.
Ever since losing Sally, I’ve been drawn to Cornwall Mind as a mental health charity. They can make a vital, positive contribution to people’s mental health and wellbeing.
I’ve since found out first hand how passionate, dedicated, and caring the team of staff and volunteers at Cornwall Mind are. I am the team administrator and also offer information, advice and support to people on the telephone or by email.”
What we’re aiming to achieve
The South West Coast Path is England’s longest waymarked long-distance footpath. In full, it stretches for 630 miles running from Minehead to Poole Harbour and encompassing coastlines in Somerset, Devon, Cornwall and Dorset. As the route rises and falls with every river mouth, often from stretches of high cliffs, it is also one of the more challenging trails. The total height climbed upon completing the whole trail has been calculated to be 114,931 ft (35,031 m), almost four times the height of Mount Everest.
For our challenge, we’re aiming to complete the Cornish part of this epic National Trail. This stretch is just under 300 miles, runs from The Rame Peninsula (just across the Tamar river from Plymouth) to Marsland Mouth (about 10 miles north of Bude). We’ll be carrying all our gear in backpacks and walking every day until we get to the finish line at the border with Devon in North Cornwall, we’re aiming to be walking for 21 days.
We’re hoping to raise £1500, so if you feel passionate about better mental health in Cornwall, please help us reach our goal.