Cambridgeshire, Peterborough and South Lincolnshire Mind (CPSL Mind) was delighted when a local NCS group from Peterborough raised an impressive £426.75 through taking part in a sponsored walk around Peterborough. The money raised will be put towards the local mental health charity’s Stress LESS campaign, which seeks to empower students (aged 12–18) to find positive ways of coping with school/college and exam stress.
NCS (National Citizen Service), is a government funded project which helps young people develop greater confidence, self-awareness and responsibility. As part of the programme, participants develop a social action project to deal with a local issue they’re passionate about, spending 30 hours putting the project into action.
As part of this, fourteen young people took part in the sponsored walk, which took place over three days around Ferry Meadows in Peterborough. In total they managed to walk an impressive 23km. Although tired, they were all delighted to have raised so much money for charity.
Devon Wallwein (Team Assistant) said, “The group thought the walk would be fairly easy but after day one they realised it was a lot more challenging than they thought. It was a great experience though and everyone enjoyed themselves. We are so pleased to have raised this money for CPSL Mind’s Stress LESS campaign. Knowing this money is going to help other young people to manage their stress better is unreal and I am extremely proud of everyone who took part.”
Jenny Swain, from CPSL Mind said, “A huge thank you to the team for their hard work in raising a phenomenal amount of money for the Stress LESS campaign. Their dedication has been awesome. Spreading the message on how to manage stress with friends and family is important in helping people to look after themselves and spot signs when stress may become difficult to manage.”
For more information about the Stress LESS campaign, please go to www.cpslmind.org.uk.