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Wye Valley Challenge 2018

Wye Valley Challenge 2018


Event Details

Creator: Ross Hunt

Event Date: 11th Aug 2018

Event Id: 14220

Charities Supported:

  • Action For Children - Head Office - 1097940 - 100%
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Target: £450

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Raised so far: £295.00
Donations: 34
Gift Aid: £31.25

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Event Description

From time to time, I like to do something silly just for the fun of the challenge. This is one of those times. Only this time I'm doing it to raise money for chairty.

This is bascailly going to be a 100km (roughly 62 mile) walk from Chepstow to Hereford. You can do it over two days, or you can just walk straight through. I'm going with the latter. I'm just going to set off and not really stop (minus the odd pitstop for food etc) until it's done.

I don't plan on training, other than my job as a postman, and I'm just going to be fueled by blind determination. Hopefully that will be enough.

Why Action for Chidlren?

I've never needed to use Action for Children. For that, I count myself as fortunate. But others aren't so lucky. Had things been slightly different for me, then a charity like Action for Children could've been vital to helping me to cope when I had postnatal depression. But I had my wife. Without her I have absolutely no idea how I would have coped. I genuinely don't think I would have.

Then there's their Blues Programme.

The Blues Programme

This is something that means a lot to me. The Blues Programme is essentially an "internationally acclaimed preventative course aimed for people aged 15-18 years-old who are suffering from, or who are at risk of developing a mental health disorder." 

What I love about this is the fact that it's preventative. It's about teaching young people about depression, or other mental illnesses, before they might arise. Had something like this been available for me when I was young, things might have turned out differently for me. I've suffered with depression on and off since I was around 17 years old. I had no idea what was going on, and there was no open dialogue to talk about it.

You can follow my journey via my parneting blog or even on the Facebook page

Comments and Donations
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Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
17/08/2018
Well done Ross - a fantastic achievement! All the pain you went through on the walk has to be worth it as the money you raise is making such a huge difference to young people's mental health.
Dani Evans 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/08/2018
What a fab thing to do! And once again, lots of praise for being open and honest about the issues you have faced, the more people know and talk the less stigma there will be and less people suffering! I think it’s fab!
Aaron Clements 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
12/08/2018
Well done Ross!!
Nina Lenton 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/08/2018
Well done for walking as far as you did - it’s not a small thing to walk that far!
Anonymous 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
12/08/2018
Correna Aziz 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
11/08/2018
Robert Jones 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
11/08/2018
Rob
Deborah Butler 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
10/08/2018
Melisa Evans 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Gary Jones 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
31/07/2018
Simon S 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Wayne H 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Jeremy C 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Kevin O 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Karl C 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
James D 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
David C 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
30/07/2018
Dan M 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
27/07/2018
Chris W 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
27/07/2018
Andrew C 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
27/07/2018
Alex O 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
27/07/2018
Carli Clements 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
23/07/2018
Good luck!!!
Jody Billingsle 
Donated £15.00 (+ £3.75 Gift Aid)
15/07/2018
Good luck with the walk Ross!
Adrian Quilter 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
15/07/2018
Best of Luck!!
Susan Quilter 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
15/07/2018
Good Luck!!
Katie James 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
09/07/2018
Jasmine Denson 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
06/07/2018
Good luck Ross!
Carl Turner 
Donated £5.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
03/07/2018
Tyrone Hunt 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
03/07/2018
Darcie Hoare 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
02/07/2018
As a thank you from Darcie for supporting her!
Millie Hoare 
Donated £10.00 (+ £0.00 Gift Aid)
02/07/2018
Good luck Ross, it's an incredible thing you're doing!
Angela Jones 
Donated £10.00 (+ £2.50 Gift Aid)
01/07/2018
Rebecca Smith 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
01/07/2018
Anonymous 
Donated £5.00 (+ £1.25 Gift Aid)
19/04/2018