eddie whittle

Eddie's Yorkshire 3 Peaks 5x5 for Mind over Mountains

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Mind Over Mountains

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We offer therapeutic outdoor events to restore mental health naturally


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I have walked the Yorkshire 3 peaks before, a good few times
as a challenge or training for a challenge. So it wasn't an option for a
sponsored event...that was until my friend Dan suggested doing it 5 times in 5

So on the 14th September 2022 Dan and I will set off on day
one of the Yorkshire 3 Peaks 5x5. We will repeat this until Sunday 18th and our
5th trip around the 3 peaks.

Over the years, through many difficult times getting into the great outdoors has been my saviour, whether on the bike or on foot. This March I was hit by a car at a roundabout whilst on the bike, thankfully my injuries were not severe and I was back on the bike, with support from some very good friends a few weeks later. 

Then after returning from holiday in Malta i really struggled to go for a run or cycle. It was like a mental prison every time I went to leave the house. With the accident and suffering a miscarriage around the same time i had become very negative in my thoughts. The less I got outside the worse I felt. Cycling and walking were my escape and way of coping with life and without the ability to get out I really went downhill and my mood and mindset changed. Thankfully, after a couple of months a good friend got me out on the bike, though it was not easy. I felt more tired building the strength to get out than I did on the ride, but I knew I had to do it. 

It made me realise how valuable the outdoors and exercise was to my mental health and general wellbeing, and that is why I really believe in Mind Over Mountains mission and am proud to support them. 

Mind Over Mountains are a mental health charity offering immediate and accessible support by bringing together hill-walking and mindfulness in nature, alongside time with experienced coaches and counsellors in an unpressured, unhurried setting.Here’s what your donation could contribute towards: 

• £40 would pay for one person to attend a day-walk

• £50 would provide a follow-up professional counselling for someone in need

• £195 would cover a full weekend of respite in nature

About the charity

Mind Over Mountains

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1190883
We offer professional mental health support by harnessing the healing power of nature. We bring together hill-walking, mindfulness and time with experienced coaches and counsellors in an unhurried, unpressured setting.

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