Chiltern 50 Challenge
On Saturday the 26th of September 2020 Mark walked to complete the Chiltern 50 Challenge. The challenge was a continuous walk of 50km (31 miles) with elevation gain of 910m (2,986 feet) and he aimed to achieve this within 12 hours.
He raised money for Mental Health Research UK which was established in 2008 as the UK's first charity dedicated to funding research into mental illness in order to develop better treatments with fewer side-effects, and to contribute towards their campaign to raise £120,000 for a new PhD research scholarship on psychological trauma arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
He said that he was very keen to support mental health charities and raise awareness of the deep and lasting effects of mental health problems, as it has and continues to be a large part of my life, including a complete breakdown in my earlier years. Lots of us suffer from these type of thoughts and fears at different times of our lives and the more research done, the better our understanding of a very complex problem.
I hope you can find it in your hearts (and minds!) to sponsor me and please don't forget that every pound helps so please give what you can to help me hit my target. Thank you!