Nigel Howell

The Hodfather vs The Wainwrights

Fundraising for Mind Over Mountains
£4,252
raised of £6,000 target
by 95 supporters
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Project 500 is a movement to raise £500,000 for Mind Over Mountains by June 2025, to significantly grow our charity so we can support more people with their mental health across the UK, through therapeutic outdoor experiences.

Story

Thanks for visiting my fundraising page. I am attempting to summit all 214 Wainwrights in the Lake District while carrying a hod of bricks. I’m doing this to raise as much as I can for Mind Over Mountains, a charity that helps people struggling with their mental health by improving their access to the great outdoors. 

I’ve always struggled with my own mental health and the mountains have been a saviour for me. I fell in love with the Lake District 25yrs ago and have been visiting regularly since. The mountains keep my demons at bay and I want others who are struggling to experience how freeing the mountains can be. 

To date, I’ve completed the 3 Peaks Challenge, a marathon, summited Kilimanjaro, walked coast-to-coast along Hadrian’s Wall, all while carrying the hod, which weighs just over 30kilos and is extremely uncomfortable to carry. The Wainwrights will be my hardest challenge to date. 

In the last couple of years, the pandemic has really brought mental health issues to the fore and any contribution to this brilliant charity are greatly appreciated. 

If you want to follow the journey, head over to https://www.instagram.com/thehodfather666/

  

Thank you. 

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An additional thank you to those who have sponsored a brick:

BROADLANE: Broadlane has been providing caravans, motorhomes, awnings and accessories to the people of the West Midlands since 1971. https://www.broadlane.co.uk/

HIGHLANDER ADVENTURE: A world-wide long distance hiking series, with the goal to promote healthy lifestyle, re-connecting with nature and digital detox. launching in the Lake District this June. https://highlanderadventure.com/lake-district/en-gb

NAble: Is a vehicle for change developed by Nicholas Associates Group. At the core of NAble their core values are an emphasis on empowering those less advantaged than ourselves by providing them with practical support and guidance to be able to support and improve themselves, thus empowering them to be their best. https://www.nicholasassociatesgroup.co.uk/

WEBTOGS: An online retailer selling the finest range of technical outdoor clothing, footwear and equipment with sustainability at the heart of all they do. They plant a tree for every order made and have reduced their scope 1 and 2 carbon emission by 93.5% since 2018. https://www.webtogs.com/

If you or your company would like to sponsor a brick for just £500, drop Mind Over Mountains at info@mindovermountains.org.uk

About the campaign

Project 500 is a movement to raise £500,000 for Mind Over Mountains by June 2025, to significantly grow our charity so we can support more people with their mental health across the UK, through therapeutic outdoor experiences.

About the charity

Mind Over Mountains

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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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