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Mental health professionals cover 168 laps of Preston Docks to raise awareness and funds

Posted on - 13th September, 2021 - 10:00am | Author - | Posted in - Charities, Health, People, Preston Docks, Preston News, Proud Preston
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Mental Health Miles has raised at least £600

A group of mental health professionals have covered 168 laps of Preston Docks in a bid to raise awareness and funds for local support networks.

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The group, who mostly work in mental health nursing and social care, plus their friends and family, joined the Mental Health Miles event on Sunday (12 September).

At least £600 has been raised, which will be split between Combat Stress, the military veterans mental health charity, and Jacob’s Join, a local charity for research into rhabdomyosarcoma.

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The event follows a similar one in 2019.

Mental Health Miles walkers
Furry friends also took part
Mental Health Miles cyclists
Participants walked, ran, and cycled

Organiser Haze Mathers said: “It has been another wonderful and successful informal event.

“It was a fantastic opportunity to network with our colleagues, friends and families and the wider community. 

“We used a favourite venue of ours at the Marina to access the outdoors to promote physical and emotional well-being.

“Our aim is to continue to raise awareness of mental health and physical/emotional well-being in our city.”


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