Help Support Our 1,000k Cycling Fundraiser for Wirral Mind!
Updated: Jun 18, 2020
We are supporting a local charity, 'Wirral Mind,' who specialise in helping people's mental well-being, by cycling 1,000k by the end of August 2020.
Why Are We Supporting Mind?
Most of us all know someone who has been effected by challenging mental health and seen its damaging effects. Maybe we have ourselves. Maybe we are now.
1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.
In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.
Mind have recently put out an emergency appeal for donations due to an increase in mental health challenges.* With so much social unrest in recent months, over 60% of the UK feel that their mental health has worsened. Between the end of March to the end of April, Mind's Info-Line saw a 46% increase in requests for support, and their digital peer support platform, Elefriends, has seen around a 40% increase in new members versus pre-coronavirus levels.
From recent research, it appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.
That's why charities like Mind are a necessary support system. They can inform, support and raise awareness so people don't have to struggle alone.
Watch this short video via the link below to find out more:
How Much of A Difference Will My Donation Make?
£10 could allow Mind to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.
£20 helps people feel less alone, by running online peer support for 1 hour for over 130,000 members.
£40 could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on Mind's behalf.
£50 helps campaign to the government for better mental health services for the whole population.
Are You with Us?
So, we need your help! We can do the 1,000k cycling but we need the support of your donations. We can't do this without you! Are you with us?
To make a donation, please visit our 'Virgin Money Giving' fundraising page via the link below. Every donation, big or small counts!
Follow Our Progress!
Download the Strava app and follow our progress to see how we're doing. We would love your support and encouragement to meet our target of 1,000k + by the end of August 2020!
For those of you who make a donation, we want to give you a great big thank you in advance. Your donation will help spur us on in meeting our challenges target and more importantly in supporting those who need it right now. Your donation will make a difference!
Be sure to share this page with family, friends and work colleagues too. Every bit of support helps and is appreciated.
For more information about the services Mind provides and illnesses they support, please visit;