Cambridge United Elite Scholars Support Mental Health Awareness
Cambridge United Elite Scholars are covering the distance from Land's End to John O'Groats in a virtual challenge to raise awareness of Mental Health issues. That's 874 miles or 1,406 kilometres in just four weeks!
Cambridge Regional College Sports Lecturer, Tom Hall said, “Lockdown has had a significant impact on the scholars as their training and fixtures have been put on hold during the pandemic. We wanted to encourage the squads to stay active, be positive and do something to help people that may be struggling with their mental health during lockdown. As a team, they can pull together to complete this challenge while raising funds for two great causes.”
Tom added, “These two charities work together on a mental health football initiative to support individuals struggling with their mental health. The football sessions provide the opportunity for people to come together and improve their mental wellbeing through football.”
The team initially set themselves a target of £874, £1 for each mile covered, but after just one week they have far exceeded this. If you would like to make a donation please visit, https://cuctrust.enthuse.com/cf/lands-end-to-john-o-groats-challenge.
Mind CPSL promote positive wellbeing across our communities and they campaign against the stigma & discrimination faced by so many people experiencing mental health challenges.
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