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Joanne Kemp

JO'S 8 ULTRA WALKS

I am walking in excess of 800km from May-Sept 19 for Campaign Against Living Miserably because I can. Others can't.

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Campaign Against Living Miserably

We provide a helpline, and campaign to help prevent male suicide in the UK

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I am taking part in the following - sadly in the Memory of my boyfriend Tim who passed away on Monday April 1st by Suicide. I will not let his death be in vain. He was my hero and i have nothing but love and admiration for him. He is now at peace and no longer fighting the awful illness of Bipolar. I walk for him. I walk for hundreds and thousands fighting both publicly and silently -

Isle of Wight 106km / London to Brighton 100km / Jurassic Coast 100km / Peak District 100km / Chilterns 100km / South Coast 100km / Thames Path 100km and North Downs 50km 

All of these walks are organised by Ultra Challenges and I am doing all of them for CALM - Campaign Against Living Miserably. CALM is leading a movement against Male Suicide, which is the biggest single killer of men under 45 in the UK. Their goal is a life less miserable for them, their families, their friends and for all men. 

I have seen first hand the devastating effects Mental Health can cause, both from my side as a carer and watching a loved one suffer, sometimes in silence. Just because you are a man doesn't mean you have to suffer. There are no weaknesses, there is only strength from within which I am hoping to give to others by bringing in more awareness, more compassion and a lot less stigma!

These walks aren't easy, they require a lot of mental strength as well as physical. It isn't just a walk. I will be taking myself to the limits for this and it is going to be the best thing I have ever done!

Thank you for all your kindness and support. Please donate. My entire world has fallen apart. This is all I can do to make a difference. To justify something, just something at least.

Jo

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