Walk for hospice to mark Mental Health Day
World Mental Health Day will be celebrated with an event to raise hospice funds.
The 5k fun run and 1-mile walk have been organised by Blackburn with Darwen Community Restart and will take place in the scenic Witton Park with the walk being a pram-friendly route and perfect for all the family. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome.
Wajid Bashir, Community Development officer with Community Restart Mental Health said: “By getting people talking about mental health we can together break down stereotypes, improve relationships, aid recovery and take the stigma out of something that affects us all. People who have a mental illness are a part of the community and can contribute positively to wellbeing. The awareness day provides an opportunity for all people to talk about mental health and what more needs to be done to make mental health care a reality for people and to raise funds for the hospice at the same time is even better. Together we can make a difference.”
Hospice fundraiser Kimberley Hall said: “This is a brilliant family event which is suitable for families to enjoy the great outdoors, promote World Mental Health Day and raise hospice funds. We hope that many people in the area will make the small donation to benefit the hospice and make use of the fantastic space in Witton Park.”
Open to all, the event organised by Blackburn with Darwen Community Restart Team will raise much needed hospice funds. The suggested minimum donation is £5 per person and the event will be held on Sunday 9th October at Witton Park, Blackburn from 11am.
Register online now or call 01254 287012 for more information.