Local Cambridge Personal Trainer, Emma Tytherleigh organised a 20 mile charity walk in Norfolk and raised a remarkable £2,000 for local mental health charity Cambridgeshire Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind).
The 20 mile fundraising walk took place on Saturday 12th May. It was a wonderful experience for the 13 women taking part and covered ground by the coast, woodland and countryside. The group found it challenging and there were plenty of blisters and aching joints but all completed the walk and felt an enormous sense of achievement afterwards.
Personal Trainer, Emma Tytherleigh said, “The inspiration for the 20 mile walk came following the loss of my aunt to suicide – a result of battling with depression for years. Many of us are affected by mental illness either directly or indirectly by watching family and friends suffer. I wanted to do something positive in memory of my aunt and also to help create awareness of mental illness. I chose CPSL Mind as the money raised will be used to help people suffering from mental illness in our locality.
Walking in nature with friends is a fantastic way of boosting physical and mental wellbeing. I am passionate about how exercise improves our mental health. I have a client who has suffered from mental illness for years, which at times can be debilitating and she says that exercise is the best therapy she has ever had.”
Zoe Doherty, the charity’s Fundraiser said, “We were thrilled when Emma wanted to organise this fundraising event for us and we are so impressed with how much money has been raised. A huge thank you to Emma and everyone who took part.”