Join Westside-based charity’s big climb

Fundraisers with a head for heights are being urged to support a Birmingham mental health charity’s latest challenge.

Birmingham Mind’s Big Climb is calling on people to sign up to tackle mount Snowdon, or Yr Wyddfa, in Wales later this year.

The challenge will take place on Saturday 14 September, with entry open to anyone over the age of 18.

There is a registration fee of £40 per person to take part, as well as a £200 fundraising target for everyone taking on the climb. However, there is return transport available from Birmingham city centre for all participants.

The event will be supported by fully trained mountain leaders.

Kerrie Henry-Edge, Fundraising Officer at Birmingham Mind, based on Broad Street, said: “We are excited to launch our new fundraising challenge for 2024: Climbing Yr Wyddfa (Snowdon)

“If you are passionate about raising awareness for mental health and are looking to challenge yourself, then don’t miss out on signing up for this challenge as spaces are limited.

It is proven that spending time in nature has a positive impact on your mental health. The benefits include improved sleep, reduced stress, lower blood pressure and boosts your immune system. It is also a great way to connect and socialise with others.”

She said money raided from the Big Climb would go towards supporting the services that Mind offers in Birmingham, such as its Central Birmingham Wellbeing Hub and Anti-Stigma Associates Group.

Would-be climbers, who receive a free Birmingham Mind t-shirt, are invited to sign up by visiting: https://birminghammind.org/get-involved/the-big-climb-yr-wyddfa-challenge/

Anyone unable to take part in the Snowdon climb in September can still support the charity by donating to:

https://www.justgiving.com/campaign/birminghammindsbigclimb14092024

General information about Birmingham Mind can also be obtained by dropping an email to fundraising@birminghammind.org

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