600 mile September challenge

Dear Kevin, Jill, Christine and all at Middlesbrough AC,

I hope this email finds all of you well. My name is Lorna and I work for Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind and wanted to share something I hope some of your members might be interested in.

Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind is the leading local mental health charity for Teesside. We have an exciting event happening in September that we would love you to support and be a part of.

As we start to feel the impact of Coronavirus on our mental health, it is incredibly important that we take action now. Demand for our vital support and services will grow and we must be equipped to meet it. However, many of our fundraising events have understandably been cancelled. We need your support now more than ever.

During the pandemic we have seen the negative impact of Coronavirus on our local community firsthand. In the first month of lockdown we had an extra 1,000 people asking for support (on top of the 1,000 we were expecting to help through our services as normal). We now have a significant financial deficit that we are desperately trying to fund so that we can continue to help everybody who needs support with their mental health, as quickly as possible, including those who have been impacted by the effects of Coronavirus.

Along with other local Mind charities across Teesside and Yorkshire we are taking part in the 600 Mile September Challenge. This would see teams of four (or more) people complete 600 miles of walking, cycling or running in the month of September whilst raising vital funds to support our local communities’ mental health.

For every team that finishes we will provide a Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind pin badge, finishers’ certificate and for the individuals who raise over £60 a Middlesbrough and Stockton Mind sports top.

We would absolutely love your club to get involved in this, so if you have any questions or you would like more information please email me on lorna.routledge@middlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk or call/text on 07701325028.

You can also sign up straight away by visiting our events page https://www.donatemiddlesbroughandstocktonmind.org.uk/Event/600

I hope that sounds like something you would be interested in and I hope to hear back from you soon.

Best wishes,

Lorna