Highlea Care raise over £2000 for Mental Health Awareness

Our colleagues at Highlea Care, Seaham, put their best foot forward in helping raise money for Mental Health Awareness.

Michael, Dean and Sean, Support Workers at the Durham based care service, went on a grueling 120 mile walk from Spennymoor to Blackpool with the aim to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation and shine a spotlight about stopping the stigma surrounding mental health.

“During lockdown, we began to realise the impact COVID-19 had on our mental health and the difficulties that people face daily,” said Michael. “During conversations, we decided that it would be a great idea to raise some money for Mental Health Awareness through a sponsored walk.”

The walk lasted for five days, with the three setting up tents and camping for the night, and thanks to their amazing effort, the trio raised £2,050 for the charity, with donations coming through the services JustGiving page, and from raffles arranged by Sharna Taylor.

“This was the hardest thing I have ever done in my life!” said Michael. “It is a huge personal achievement and people were all so supportive and even donated what they could as well.”

Dean added: “Every day was a challenge but having the lads with me was a huge help as well being encouraged all the way! I feel so happy to have completed this and raised the funds for such a worthy cause!”