Mind Your Body

Mind Your Body: Walk for wellbeing, run for recovery

Join us at our fundraising event, in partnership with Serco, on Saturday 11 October 2014 – the day after World Mental Health Day – to raise awareness of mental health and much-needed funds for our CPFT charity. 

It costs just £5 to enter and you can challenge yourself to walk, skip, hop or run 3km, 5km, or 10km around Grafham Water, near Huntingdon, and raise money at the same time. Children under the age of five can enter free of charge.

Help us to brighten an October morning and spread rays of positivity by wearing yellow or orange – the colours of the sun! If you don't own anything in those colours why not raid your friends' wardrobes or support your local charity shop.

It is well known that one in four of us will experience some kind of mental health challenge in the course of a lifetime. We want to breakdown some of the stigma that still surrounds mental health and raise awareness of the important role exercise plays in health and wellbeing.

Registration opens at 9:30am, followed by a warm up at 10:30am. The event will officially start at 11am from the Visitor Centre, Marlow Park, Grafham, Huntingdon, PE28 0BH.

Help us to spread the word further and put up a poster at your work/school/community centre/gym. You can download it by clicking here.

This event has been made possible thanks to our generous partner Serco and sponsors Kelway and G4S.       


It couldn't be easier to register

The entry fee is £5 per person and every penny goes towards the CPFT Charity. Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult. Please make sure if you have any existing medical conditions that you check with your GP, primary nurse or care co-ordinator before signing up. Please also ensure that you wear suitable footwear on the day. 

To download a registration form please click here. 

You can either post it to:
Lauren MacIntyre
Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House
Fulbourn Hospital 
CB21 5EF

Or you can email it directly to foundationtrust@cpft.nhs.uk

You can also register your place by calling Lauren MacIntyre 01223 726768 - you can only pay by card if you are registering over the phone so make sure you have your card ready. Before registering have a look at our terms and conditions by clicking here.

What are we raising money for?

We are raising money for The Croft Child and Family Unit, an inpatient ward for children and their families – the only family residential service of its kind in England! The ward supports children who are experiencing challenges from depression to anxiety, and OCD to eating disorders. The money raised will go towards much needed sensory equipment to support the children in their recovery. 

We are also fundraising for our Recovery College East, an educational facility that offers free courses for services users, to help them into employment and develop useful life skills. 

Angela, a student at the college, said: “Recovery College East has given me a new direction for the future. When I felt that I had lost who I was the college gave me self confidence which helped me try new things.”

Now to start fundraising...

To create your own online sponsorship page click here and follow the instructions. Alternatively you can download a printable sponsorship form by clicking here. 

We really hope you are able to join us in making this event a big success and spread the word that we all need to mind our bodies!

The page was last updated on 03 November 2014 by agrosbois.

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust
Elizabeth House, Fulbourn Hospital
Cambridge, CB21 5EF

T 01223 219400 (open 8:30am to 5pm)
F 01480 398501

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