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Sign up for a six-mile Wensleydale walk to raise money for suicide awareness

21 July 2021  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

We are delighted to share news of a charity walk on 22nd August to raise money to support Papyrus UK, who give hope to young people who may be struggling with life. Stefanie Bellerby, whose daughter attends Richmond School, is a former mental health nurse. She is working closely with Papyrus UK, and aims to unite communities to walk as many steps as possible to raise awareness of suicide prevention.

The six-mile walk will commence at 10:30am from Middleham Town Cross, where car parking is available. After taking in the beautiful green paths along Bolton Hall, the walk will finish at the Bolton Arms in Redmire, where Stefanie will provide refreshments to all that have been involved. Stefanie has teamed up with Jake Swift, of Swiftwear, and together they have designed a t-shirt that is for sale online to wear on the walk.

If you would like to support this event, please follow the page Break the silence and end the stigma and keep in the loop. If you are unable to join in the walk then you may wish to donate to the charity or sponsor someone who is taking part.

Stefanie said: “Suicide rates continue to rise across all age groups however I chose to work with Papyrus UK who help younger people who may be struggling with life. I hope that many young people and children will join in the walk and be out there together, walking and talking, knowing that they are never alone.

“To get involved, please follow the page. The time has come when we can get air in our lungs, laugh and be together. I will keep everyone updated and I am overwhelmed by how many people have said they will be taking part. It will be a great opportunity for those who do the walk to meet new people, talk about the negative and positive impacts that lockdown has caused and enjoy being together.

“PAPYRUS have been a great charity to work with. If anybody has any concerns about somebody they know and needs more information then please call 0800 468 4141. You can find out more about the work of Papyrus HERE


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