CPSL Mind was delighted when Emma Tytherleigh decided to fundraise for the charity as part of the national 2.6 challenge.
Emma said, “I decided to hold a fundraising workout via Zoom as part of the 2.6 challenge on Sunday 26th April to mark what would have been the 40th London Marathon. I rallied my family to take part with me (some members more keen than others!) and invited clients, friends and family to take part. Using the 2.6 theme we kept the workout simple with 5 exercises and did 26 reps of each exercise. We kept repeating until we reached 26 minutes of workout time.
It was a fun event and as a Personal Trainer/ Fitness Instructor I see first-hand the positive impact that exercise has on people’s mental health and wellbeing. I chose CPSL Mind as they offer a great support to people with mental illness. Their services will be in high demand during and after the pandemic as many individual’s mental health is currently being tested, whether working in frontline services, they have no work and therefore reduced/ no income or are simply finding the restrictions and change of pace difficult to adjust to.”
Zoe Doherty, Fundraiser for CPSL Mind said, “This was such a successful fundraising event and it shows that even in difficult times we can still raise money and support one another. Taking part in an exercise class is a great way to boost wellbeing and it is always fun with family and friends. A massive thank you to Emma and her family. The money raised will go towards supporting local people who are struggling with their mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic.”