Rob Walker is going to walk 100 miles in five days to raise money for Changes Bristol – all in his 9×5 metre back garden in Patchway.
Wellbeing Walks with Walker gets underway on Monday 25 May. Rob estimates that he will be walking for up to eight hours a day, with a gruelling 43,000 steps a day in total to hit his target.
Rob wishes to raise crucial funds for us following our recent struggles, caused by the Covid-19 outbreak, and we couldn’t be more grateful!
Rob’s thoughts on this challenge:
“I have been really inspired to raise some money for charity after seeing so many incredible people doing extraordinary things throughout this lockdown period.
“This challenge will put me completely out of my comfort zone. I have never walked such a distance in this space of time – I’m under no illusions about how difficult it will be. But it is for an incredibly worthwhile charity, which is giving me the extra motivation.
“In one way or another, mental health affects us all, and at this time it feels more important than ever that there are services available for those that are struggling. That’s why I decided to raise money for Changes Bristol. They have continued to offer vital support and be there for people that really need them. Hopefully whatever I can raise will make a difference to help this fantastic charity continue its work.”
A message from us
Rachel Beale, chair of trustees at Changes Bristol, said: “We are so grateful for Rob taking on this mammoth challenge to support our work. As a grassroot community organisation, the generosity of the public is essential for us to provide our services. With almost all major fundraising events being cancelled this year, we have seen a big drop in the money coming into the organisation.
“It has been essential for us to adapt what we do so we can be there for those that need us. The whole team acted quickly to take our meetings online and we are so proud of the hard work from everyone to keep supporting those that are experiencing difficulties with their mental health.”