Dave Manning

Dave's "GOING FOR A STROLL" fundraiser for Don't Lose Hope

Fundraising for Don't Lose Hope
£3,180
raised of £3,000 target
by 146 supporters
Walking from Lincoln Cathedral to the White Hart Lane stadium in London 150 miles , 1 April 2024
Don't Lose Hope

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RCN 1178839
We Raise funds for mental health support to To provide free/low cost counselling

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Q1. What an I doing?

A. I'm walking solo from Lincoln Cathedral to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium in London. 150 miles in 5 days over the Easter weekend, Thursday to Monday.

Q2. Why?

A. To help raise awareness of Male mental health issues and suicide. Approximately one in four men suffer mental health at some point. Out of that one in ten of those will commit or attempt suicide.

Q3. What is the walk about?

A. The walk is firstly to help raise awareness of the stigma that surrounds male mental health. As well as raise funds for the Lincolnshire based charity "DON'T LOSE HOPE" So they can in turn continue their amazing work and provide the valuable councilng sessions and other charitable work they provide. This is also an opportunity for members of the public to walk and chat with myself at various stages and feel that they can share their own personal experiences.

Q4. Why to the Tottenham Hotspur stadium?

A. Spurs has been my life long team and is also our family team. As a young child I met the mighty Glenn Hoodle, ✨️ shopped at the Steve Perryman sports shop and Gary Mabott is a complete legend and inspiration with his support to others during the covid pandemic.

The stadium itself is in the perfect place to finish with the walk being a North to South challenge.

And of course such a iconic landmark and stadium.

Q5. Why is it personal to myself?

A. 14th September 2011 at 5am I found myself sitting at the top of Beachy Head with legs over the edge and looking downwards, with arms positioned ready to push myself only seconds away. Something stopped me at the last seconds that morning. I had spent years up to that point of being gradually broken by a toxic relationship. Following that day I spent a decade of trying to rebuild myself with very little support. Simply because it just wasn't there!

I first opened up ten years on and that was firstly to Julie, my amazing partner, best friend and my Rock. From that my focus turned to helping others.

In September 2021 we made a documentary of my story with the help of the Charity. "ON TOP OF THE WORLD " "BEACHY HEAD TEN YEARS ON MY STORY " This was much needed by myself and for support to others.

Now this is a fresh challenge with the purpose of raising awareness further afield and to give hope to others who are currently suffering. If this walk helps one person then its achieved. Every person helped is potentially a life saved, a family saved, a father, husband and Son, uncle, nephew, veteran, friend or stranger.

The route.150 miles over 5 days approximately 30 miles and 10 hours walking per day.

Day 1. 28th March

08.00 Lincoln cathedral, Steep Hill, down to Cornhil, Bus station, Canwick Road, over the bypass and then the B1188 through or close by all the villages of Branston, Nocton, Dunston, Metheringham, Blankney, Scopwick, Digby, Dorrington and Ruskington. Down to Sleaford Market Place cafe. High Street, Mareham Lane right through to Threekingham and Billingborough (Fortescue Arms)

Day 2. 29th March

Billingborough, B1177 through Sempringham, Pointon, Dowsby, Rippingale, Dunsby. A15 south Morton and Bourne to the DON'T LOSE HOPE cafe. A15 Thurlby, Baston, Langtoft B1524 through Market Deeping. Lincoln Road, Old Lincoln Road, Northbrough Packhorse Inn. Glinton, Over A15 footbridge, Old London Road into David's Close at Werrington. Passing the Crab & winkle and the Cock Inn, down to A15, Walton, Milfield, Westgate, pedestrian area right through, over the bridge, London Road, New Fletton, A15, to the Premier in at Hampton.

Day 3. 30th March

Hampton, A15 Norman Cross, A1043 passing Redwings Lodge, Alconbury Hill, RaF Alconbury, Little Stukeley, Great Stukeley, Ermine Street Huntingdon High Street, over the Bridge, Godmanchester, Post Street, B1014 Causeway, London Street, London Road, A1198, to Papworth Everad and Holiday in Express at Cambourne.

Day 4. 31st March

A1198 Ermine Way, Arrington, Kneesworth, Old North Road, through Central Royston, A10, Buckland, Chipping, Buntingford, A10, Puckeridge White Hart. Under A10, Ermine Street through Colliers End, Highcross and Wadesmill the Feathers.

Day 4.

Ermine Street, Thundridge, A1170, Ware Fc, Ware, Great Amwell, Hoddesdon, Broxbourne, Wormley, Turnford High Road, B176 Cheshunt Wash, Waltham Cross, Enfield Wash, Ponders End, Edmonton, Tottenham Hotspur stadium.

HOW CAN YOU HELP?

Sponsorship via the just giving page

Sponsor a nights accommodation

Company and general event Sponsorship welcomed (all company sponsorship will be publicised on social media and the T-shirt).

Support along the route

Bucket collections needed along the route

Hopefully we can get pubs and restaurants along the route to sponsor and host charity boxes. It's Bank Holiday so many will be extremely busy.

Feel free to come walk and chat, maybe share some experiences.

Refreshments along the way most welcomed.

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About the charity

Don't Lose Hope

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1178839
Don’t Lose Hope is a charity that offers a professional counselling service for all members of the community from age 4 upwards. Don’t Lose Hope also provides a community cafe and garden area where any members of the community can find someone to talk to, take part in activities and make friends

Donation summary

Total raised
£3,180.00
+ £707.51 Gift Aid
Online donations
£3,180.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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