Thursday, 29 March 2012

Raising money on the North York Moors!

I am happy to announce that I have given the money raised from the Lyke Wake Walk to the Bishop Auckland EIP team to support their Outward Bound project. Here's what Claire has to say:

"I would like to say a huge thank you to everyone who sponsored Tom, Dave and me for the Lyke Wake Walk in January. £200 was raised for my work team's Outward Bound fund. This is a great boost to funding this exciting and rewarding project and will pay for half of the cost of one of our young people attending a week long course with the Outward Bound Trust in the Lake District.

We will shortly be sending 10 service users and 2 staff on our fourth week of intense activity which will increase self-esteem, feelings of belonging and aspiration, important things for young people which are often destroyed by psychosis.

Although we work for the NHS we do not receive any funding from our employers for this and raise all the money ourselves to allow our young service users to access the courses at no cost to themselves. Any money we raise is absolutely gratefully received, so again, a massive thank you to everyone."

Click here to read my account of our Lyke Wake Walk adventure; also our mate and fellow bog-hopper Dave has written a really entertaining report of our epic adventure, you can read this here:

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