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Plungington personal trainer’s mountain trek for The Mental Health Foundation

Posted on - 30th April, 2021 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Plungington, Preston News, Proud Preston
Dale Wallace is taking on a fundraising challenge for The Mental Health Foundation

In April 2022, Dale Wallace will embark upon a fundraising challenge to raise money for The Mental Health Foundation.

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The challenge is a seven day trek via The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which includes camping each night and six to 10 hours of trekking each day at 3,500-4,000m altitude.

Dale, who lives in Plungington and is a personal trainer at Puregym Preston, wanted to complete this challenge as he recognises the link between his job and good mental health.

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He said: “Mental health is something that is important to me as a coach and it’s why I’ve recently enrolled on to a Mental Health and Exercise Coaching program.

“My intention is to make people feel healthier and happier and as I say this fundraising is an opportunity for me to give back.”

He will also be hosting other fundraising activities to help him reach his £5,000 target, including group exercises classes, seminars and more.

Dale has already started fundraising. To donate, visit JustGiving.

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