Aidan gets on his bike and raises over £4,000 in support of mental health

CPSL Mind was incredibly impressed with Aidan Joy’s determination and hard work when he decided to take on the grueling challenge of cycling 1,000 miles between Land’s End and John O’Groats. He completed the challenge in 14 days raising an amazing £4,000 for National Mind and local charity CPSL Mind.

Aidan said, “In September 2017 my sister-in-law Mandy committed suicide following a short illness. This was shocking for all who knew her, but devastating for her closest family, who still live with this daily. Mind was selected by my brother in law as the charity to support in Mandy’s memory, so I decided to take on the Land’s End to John O’Groats cycle challenge, raising funds for CPSL Mind. Not being too athletic over recent years some training was needed and an accident delayed me for a while, but the challenge was finally undertaken in May this year. With the support of Black Cat Radio and many donors the eventual total has exceeded £4,000. A particular thanks to Ted who made a special donation in memory of his wife Jennifer.”

Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind said, “We are extremely proud and overwhelmed by Aidan’s commitment and dedication to completing this challenge. Teaming up with Black Cat Radio, not only helped to raise money but also provided a great opportunity to raise awareness of our local work at CPSL Mind and the importance of seeking mental health support when you need it. A massive thank you to Aidan for completing this incredible challenge and a huge thank you to Ste Greenall at Black Cat Radio for providing so much support and for Ted who gave so generously.”