A new charity challenge has been launched to help raise important funds to support local veterans with their health and wellbeing.
The EyUp! Yorkshire charity challenge, launched by our Trust charity EyUp!, sees participants walk, run or ride as far as they can to help the charity achieve their collective target of 450 miles –the boundary of Yorkshire!
The challenge takes place between 18 September – 31 October 2020, with total funds raised being announced on Remembrance Sunday.
Hannah Burton, physical activity lead at South West Yorkshire Partnership NHS Foundation Trust and charity challenge co-organiser, said: “All funds raised will go towards the setting up of a veteran’s support network. This network will allow the Trust and our partners to work with local veterans to identify the support they need and ensure this is made sustainable in our local communities.”
Local veteran, Vicky Felton, said: “This will hopefully enable us as veterans to access local support where it is needed. We really do struggle at times and having local support in the heart of the community that is peer-led should give us the confidence to engage. Having mental health professionals on hand to support would also be a huge advantage.”
Participants will be supported throughout the challenge through a closed Facebook group, where they can all share updates and motivational tips. All participants will receive a certificate and medal.
Find out how you can get active, whilst making a difference to local people: www.southwestyorkshire.nhs.uk/eyup-charity-challenge