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‘Walk for Hope’ Raises £1600 for Derbyshire Mind

Large group on Win Hill Summit, Peak District

News Release: October 2023

Peak Walking Adventures has raised over £1600 for Derbyshire Mind, following a sponsored challenge above the Peak District’s Hope Valley.

17 clients and guides took part in the ‘Walk for Hope’, a 20 mile / 32 kilometre hike which included 4,490 feet / 1360 metres of ascent – equivalent to the height of Ben Nevis.  The walk coincided with World Mental Health Day on Tuesday 10 October 2023.

All booking and guiding fees were donated to Derbyshire Mind, an independent local charity. Funds will be used directly to improve the mental health and well-being of people across Derby and the Derbyshire Peak District.

Peak Walking Adventures’ owners, Richard Tower and Rachel Bolton, were delighted with the support received.   Richard said:

“We had a strong team who were committed from start to finish.  We’re so grateful to our walkers, donors and volunteers who made this happen – and to the Outside Café in Hathersage which supplied plentiful flapjack to see us up the steepest hills!

“Walking and mental wellbeing are natural partners so it’s been great teaming up with a local charity which does so much to support people who live and work in the area.”

Laura Mitchell, Marketing and Fundraising Co-Ordinator at Derbyshire Mind, said:  “We are so grateful to Richard and Rachel at Peak Walking Adventures for organising the ‘Walk For Hope’ and for raising funds for Derbyshire Mind. As a small independent charity, support and donations like these mean the world to us and enable us to support more people in Derbyshire with their mental health and wellbeing.”

Find out more about Derbyshire Mind.

Find out more about Peak Walking Adventures’ Charity Work.

Contact:  Richard Tower, Peak Walking Adventures.  M: 07913 549483.

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