What seems like an age ago now, I signed up for a charity walk. It was for CLASP who “raise awareness & support for those suffering the stigma surrounding mental illness & increase suicide prevention.”
Unfortunately they had to postpone the walk (from July to October), and resurrect it in a slightly different guise (no longer a night walk). The importance of it didn’t change. Mental health related issues and the stigma that goes with them affect an enormous amount of people, including those that I love. So yesterday, my friend Alice and I walked around London to raise money for CLASP.
You can still donate here. I am so grateful to everyone who donated, and to Alice for deciding to join me. We had an amazing day, some incredible people got up and spoke at the beginning, the weather stayed sunny for the most part.
For anyone curious, my Fitbit stats for the day are below. I have no idea if I’ll ever get that many steps again. I’ve had the Fitbit since last July and the most I’d done was 22k.
I’m a bit tired, but otherwise ok today. I am interested in doing the 25 mile night walk if they can pull it off next year. I think it’s such an important cause and it gets nowhere near enough funding. Thanks again donors!