Why Sponsor Us ?
1 IN 10
Young People Suffer
With Mental Health Problems
Dementia Deaths Are Expected Every Year By 2040
Of Young People With Mental Health Are Not Receiving Treatment
Increase In Individuals Attending Memory Clinics While Funding Fell 10.5%
What Are We Doing ?
In September 2018, our directors Frank & Alison will be undertaking an incredible challenge trekking over 10,000 steps in the Yan Mountains, covering 50Km of the iconic Great Wall Of China, to raise money and support for Mental Health.
We will be supporting our local Community, 'Heads Up' which is a charity doing an amazing work providing care, support and guidance to individuals affected by Mental Health issues, including Dementia and learning disabilities.
This charity is close to our hearts, as Alison's dad had Alzheimer's and it was incredibly sad to see him suffer from this illness.
Our aim is to raise £10,000 with 100% of all money donated going to Heads Up Somerset.
Trekking for around 4-7 hours per day, covering approximately 50kms over 5 days.
Battling the heat on exposed sections of the wall. Temperatures can reach the mid 20s.
Trekking on un-renovated sections of the wall, with crumbling steps, shrubbery and rocks underfoot, and steep stair climbs.
Taking on sections at height with drops at either side.
Staying in basic lodges each night.
Who Are We Supporting ?
Heads Up is a local Charity doing do incredible work with the local community, working with those affected by mental health issues & other difficulties towards recovery, increased independence, greater well-being and quality of life.
They provide support to enable individuals to establish links to their local community; develop new skills; enhance self-knowledge and tools for personal well-being; access opportunities to spend time with others and build social networks; access information and facilities that might otherwise be difficult to obtain; and build an awareness of a broad range of social, education, employment and life options.
Heads Up also run memory workshops such as 'Arts & Crafts', 'Cooking' and 'Gardening' as well as providing care, support and guidance.