A team of seven cyclists put stamina front of mind recently when they pedaled for 12 hours to raise essential funds for a mental health charity. Staff and members at West Lindsey Leisure Centre, which is run by Everyone Active in partnership with West Lindsey District Council, cycled for 12 hours straight on Thursday 7th February, raising £272.00 for mental health charity, Mind.
The centre ran the fundraiser on Time to Talk Day (7th February), an awareness day dedicated to breaking the stigma around talking about mental health by encouraging more people to engage in conversations on the subject.
Kerry O’ Neill, contract manager for Everyone Active, said: “We were thrilled at how many moti-vated cyclists got involved with this worthwhile fundraiser. It’s fair to say that we were all feeling it the next day!
“However, the aim of the day was to raise as much money as possible to help raise awareness about the importance of mental health, as the wellbeing of our customers is always front of mind for us.”
One in four people will be affected by a mental health problem in any given year. However, mental health is still a topic that lots of people don’t feel able to talk about.
Everyone Active supports the work of Mind, its charity partner, with regular fundraisers and as part of the Time to Talk day, encouraged visitors at its centres to talk openly with friendly staff members who were happy to lend an ear. The company has raised over £50,000 in support of the charity through its fundraising activities.
Mind provide advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem, and campaign to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. For more information, visit www.mind.org.uk.