MP to run every day in January to raise money for local mental health charity
Local MP Tim Farron will run every day next month to raise money for South Lakes mental health charity Wave Forward.
Wave Forward works alongside young people to deliver therapeutic programmes and counselling sessions. This work includes a 12-week 'Discovery Programme', piloted with Kirkbie Kendal School, that helps young people improve their own wellbeing, allowing them to better support others.
The charity also run campaigns and events that promote mental wellbeing and to tackle the stigma associated with mental ill health.
Tim said: "I've set myself a target of running a minimum of three miles each day, but I'm hoping to get a few half marathons in there too!
"I'm proud to be taking on this challenge in aid of our brilliant local mental health charity Wave Forward.
"With more lockdowns and uncertainty, it's been another really tough year on young people. So the work that charities like Wave Forward do in supporting their mental health and has never been more important."
The Chair of Trustees at Wave Forward, Ramin Salehi said: "We're thrilled to have Tim take on this running challenge as part of our Winter Wave of activities aimed at not just fundraising but raising awareness of how important getting outdoors and getting active is, especially in these darker, colder months, for maintaining and/or improving mental health.
"We're excited to follow Tim's journey through January and all the different running routes he's going to tackle."
To sponsor Tim and donate to Wave Forward, head to Tim's JustGiving Page here.