Be a Hero and walk all over the Challenge
Date: 13th August 2017
Venue: Ferry Meadows Country Park
Time: 8am – 8pm
What is Walk EASY©?
YMCA in partnership with Nene Park Trust proudly present WalkEasy© 2017. Join us for a challenge walking event to improve physical and mental wellbeing in the community. Money raised from the event will be shared jointly between YMCA for the provision of mental health services in schools and Nene Park Trust to maintain Ferry Meadows and conserve greenspace for the local community to enjoy. WalkEasy is a chance for the whole community to come together and ‘Be a Hero’ for a young person in the community who is suffering from mental health. YMCA has delivered charitable support and given hope to thousands of young people and families in this community for 160 years. Nene Park Trust is supporting YMCA’s campaign on mental health by encouraging young people and their families to get outside and enjoy their local greenspace.
The challenge is a simple one, complete as many laps of our beautiful course around Ferry Meadows as you can in a 12 hour period, taking on the challenges we have set as you go round. We see the young people we work with as heroes as they battle through their challenges in life to get to the other side. Many of the young people we support have or are facing difficult and often harrowing times and we think that every one of them is a hero, taking their own life challenge head on. With this in mind we have decide this year’s theme should be all about your heroes. You may choose to dress up as Superman or Wonder Woman or perhaps a sports star or film character inspires you or maybe someone closer to home?
Walk Easy© may be a walking event, but don’t underestimate the challenge that lays ahead, like any physical challenge event it does need good preparation. The event hopes to replicate just how difficult life’s challenges can be and how much our young people suffering with mental health problems struggle as they battle through. Don’t worry YMCA and Nene Park Trust will be there with support and advice on our dedicated Walk Easy© website to help you prepare for the challenge leading up to the big day. We want to make sure that you enjoy your time in the great outdoors and reach the finish line in great shape with a big smile!
Why take part in WalkEASY©
Money raised from the event will be split equally between YMCA and Nene Park Trust. 50% of the money raised will go towards YMCA counselling provision in schools, whilst the remaining 50% will be spent by Nene Park Trust to maintain greenspace that promotes the benefits of physical activity on mental health and physical wellbeing. Taking part in the event will also help you to improve your own individual physical and mental wellbeing. WalkEasy is therefore a fantastic opportunity for you to ‘Feel Good and Do Good’. Every kilometre you complete and penny you fundraise will go towards changing lives of young people in your community who suffer with mental health problems. You can walk all over the challenge and ‘Be a Hero’ as an individual or as at team.
How to get involved?
Register yourself or your team by visiting Eventbrite. You can also purchase your exclusive WalkEasy Merchandise.
Once you have registered you will receive our WalkEasy© ‘Small Steps/Big Difference’ Pack which will include a sponsor form, a training plan, top tips on how to fundraise and, most importantly, some really simple and easy-to-make lifestyle changes that could make a big difference to your overall health and well being! – Set up your BT My Donate Page Here
A few weeks before the BIG day you will receive your ‘Event Pack’ which includes your: WalkEasy©T-Shirt (exclusive purchase to those taking on the challenge) and walker number. We will also send you all the important stuff you will need to know for the event.
‘Be Their Hero!’ Sign Up Today and make a difference to the lives of young people in your community by visiting Eventbrite
Click here to download your FREE YMCA Community Fundraising Pack
Unable to take part? You can still make a donation to our appeal by visiting BT My Donate
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Pictures curtsey of Chris Porsz