Michael Evans

Mi vuelta a Espana: One year on the road, my lap around Spain!

Fundraising for Young Minds Trust
raised of £10,000 target
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Young Minds Trust

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We are the UK’s leading charity fighting to ensure a better future for young minds


My father died when I was six years old and it was not until my early adulthood that I began to come to terms with the loss. As such I have a very clear idea of how traumatic events in an individual's formative years can impact them for the rest of their life.

I do not believe that I received the support that I now know I needed at the time. I feel extremely passionately about this walk because the main purpose is to raise money for Young Minds. This charity's cause resonates strongly with me knowing what I know now. No child should lack access to the support and professional help thay they are entitled to!

I anticipate that I will spend £5,000 of my savings over the course of the next year to support my walk therefore I aim to raise double this amount (£10,000) for the Young Minds charity. 

Having grown up watching Long Way Round and Mondo Enduro I have always dreamt of one big adventure. As a teen I was certain that this would be riding around the world on a motorcycle however I soon realised that I would never be able to afford such an undertaking. All thoughts were put on the back burner as I instead pursued a career as a Geography teacher.

Fast forward two decades, the urge still persists. Six years ago I moved to Spain where I found a new passion for the outdoors. Running, mountain walks and wild camping have become my go to pursuits and this led me to wonder, could I possibly walk around the whole of Spain?

I have read extensively about the walks of others: Laurie Lee, Nicholas Crane to name but a few and although success is of course not guaranteed, I am certain - as are those who know me - that I will complete this challenge. More importantly I hope that I will be able to raise funds for a charity whose mission resonates strongly with me.

To view the route and learn more about the walk, please follow this link: www.geomevans.com

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Young Minds Trust

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RCN 1016968
We’re leading the fight for a future where all young minds are supported and empowered, whatever the challenges. We’re here to make sure children and young people get the best possible mental health support and have the resilience to overcome life’s difficulties. Join our fight.

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