The Blackpool Branch of BipolarUK, a national mental health charity that aims to help everyone affected by Bipolar to live well, have been undertaking an amazing fundraiser for over a year.
Their fundraiser is centred upon a 24,000 km virtual walk, this being the Pan American Highway from frozen Alaska to the very tip of South America. This amazing idea was conceived to promote mental health well-being during lockdowns and was arranged over peer support Zoom meetings by the Bipolar UK Blackpool branch.
Collectively the fifteen members of the Blackpool Branch have now covered 88% of the distance, and have virtually just past Buenos Aires, the capital of Argentina. On doing so, they have nearly reached their target of £500.
Members have already undertaken a walk from North Pier to the Glitterball and back together and the fifteen members (with their dogs) now plan to do the last few km together in Blackpool, member Andy Hurst saying, ‘ We aim to have another group walk to complete the journey. We have picked up some hitchers along the way who have helped with the steps. Even one member in Australia. It has been a great project to promote our own mental health and well-being.’
For more information and to help members reach this target go to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/andy-hurst7