Ed Buckley

17 parkruns in 1 day for The Counselling Foundation

Fundraising for The Counselling Foundation
raised of £6,000 target
by 271 supporters
Parkrun 17 challenge #parkrun17 #parkrun17challenge, 4 March 2023
We provide counselling to those who need it to enable them to make life-long changes.


Let's get this total to £8,500 for the 85km run.

I am fundraising by running 17 different Parkrun courses in a single day (>2x marathon) & cycling between each (>100km) to help a mental health charity, I passionately believe in, to keep operating (https://counsellingfoundation.org/).

'The Counselling Foundation is a BACP accredited counselling and training organisation. Within our counselling service we offer subsidised counselling from as little as five pounds per session. What makes our charity unique is we will provide counselling for up to a year. This means we can really support people struggling with issues such as domestic abuse, historical sexual abuse, severe depression to really heal and make transformational changes in their lives. Running this service is expensive and as the cost of living crisis bites with issues such as energy prices rises our costs are increasing but the demand for our service is also rising with people who are feeling suicidal as they are so worried about being able to heat their homes and feed their children coming to our service. Any donation you make would all go to supporting this critical service that about five hundred people a week rely on'

About the charity

This year we are celebrating our 50th anniversary! The Counselling Foundation charity provides BACP accredited training and counselling. We believe mental health support should be available to all. Your donations help individuals who struggle to afford mental health support to access counselling.

Donation summary

Total raised
+ £1,429.22 Gift Aid
Online donations
Offline donations

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