Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) was very impressed when Ann Enticknap from St Ives contacted them to say she was intending to fundraise for the charity by cycling from London to Paris.
After months of training and feeling just a little bit nervous, on the 19th July at 7am, Ann set off on her adventure. After a challenging 4 days, 320 miles, 3 tumbles and 1 puncture, she made it to Paris and raised an impressive £318 for CPSL Mind.
On discussing Ann’s reason for choosing the local mental health charity she said, “My decision to raise money for CPSL Mind was sealed having seen Johnny Benjamin’s film ‘Stranger on the Bridge’ and hearing him talk about his experiences relating to his mental health and attempted suicide, which I found incredibly moving. I feel that mental health does need to be seen in the same way as physical health. If someone’s leg is in plaster, people seem to recognise that it’s challenging and know the questions to ask and the support to give. If someone has a panic attack, for example, or is experiencing depression, then they need the same recognition and support. CPSL Mind provides support locally so the money people have been kind enough to give will go to services that will support people in our area.”
Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind said, “We were so impressed with Ann for completing this massive challenge and as an organisation we completely echo her views on the need for mental health to be viewed in the same way as physical health. One in four people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year and it is so important people feel able to ask for help when they need it. The money raised will go towards supporting those locally who are recovering from mental health issues and we are so grateful to Ann for her fantastic support.”
If you too would like to fundraise for CPSL Mind, please contact Zoe Doherty – firstname.lastname@example.org