Over 50 estate agents and suppliers have joined forces to raise awareness and much needed cash for Mind, including TV presenter Phil Spencer.
During this pandemic, millions of people have experienced a mental health problem or seen a loved one struggle but the support we all need isn’t out there. The group says that for everyone, support is life changing and the more we can do the better.
The industry group to complete a myriad different challenges with some choosing to walk/run 100k and others – including Phil Spencer – cycling 250k (pictured, above).
Alex Willis (left), Director at GOTO Group says: “It’s been amazing to see an industry come together and challenge each other. It’s been a challenging 13 months for many people, with the various lockdowns taking its toll on people’s mental and physical health.
“With the restrictions easing and weather conditions improving, then May presented a great opportunity to clock up some miles in aid of a great cause and bounce into June with an increased sense of self-esteem, purpose and positivity!
“Our WhatsApp group is flooded with encouragement and willingness to go above and beyond. We just want to raise as much money as we can in these challenging times.”
Scott Morland, a Territory Operator at Purplebricks, adds: ‘’Myself and Alex Willis have been discussing how we can connect the great industry we work within for an incredible cause. Having lost a close friend to mental health, Miles for the Mind was a brilliant way to raise funds and awareness for the fantastic charity Mind, that do amazing work in this area.
“Physical exercise is a great way of staying healthy both physically and mentally, it’s been a great way of getting as many people as possible within our industry as healthy as they can be, while raising huge awareness for a great cause.
“We have been overwhelmed by the number of people taking part and the amount we have all raised so far. With plenty of time still to go I am confident we will deliver a phenomenal result through awareness, funds and personal journeys.’’
Sam Hunter (picture), CEO of Homesearch, comments: “Everyone goes through struggles, most of the time alone and most of the time because they tell themselves they don’t want to burden others. The reality is people want to help. If we can gather together, challenge ourselves, share our own experiences and show more people it’s okay to talk, we might just encourage those who have so far been silent to do the same.”
From Scotland to Cornwall, agents and suppliers are hoping to raise over £10,000 for the charity. Any donations would be extremely welcome, Please donate here: https://www.justgiving.com/team/milesforthemind0521
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