David's coastal trek a success

19th November 2015





A Scarborough man who suffers from debilitating arthritis has overcome the odds to walk 26 miles from Filey to Robin Hood’s Bay earlier this month to raise more than £550 for us.

David Mackenzie from South Cliff took up the challenge after learning about the recent plight of how we were saved from closure earlier this year and that we are still in great need of funds.

David was inspired to do the walk as one of his close friends has suffered from severe depression and was greatly helped by the charity who supported him during the crisis.

David has also experienced anxiety in the past and as a keen walker, completed the 26 mile challenge on 4 November, despite being in pain.

He said: “I thoroughly enjoyed my walk and was in good spirits knowing that in a small way I would be helping such a worthwhile charity and that the money I have raised will make such a difference. Thank you to everyone who has sponsored me.”

SWR Mind also has a number of fund-raising events coming up over the next two months.

On Thursday 26th November at 6pm, a fun Christmas-themed chocolate making and tasting workshop is taking place at The Filling Station Café at the Street in Lower Clark Street

It’s being hosted by chocolatier Alex Crofts from Crofts Chocolates in Scarborough who will be sharing the tricks of his trade.

All proceeds from tickets, priced at £5 each on the door, will go to SWR Mind – the leading local mental health charity supporting,  people experiencing mental health difficulties.

Prior to the fund-raiser at 5pm at The Filling Station Cafepeople are invited along to a volunteer taster session where they can find out more about the different opportunities on offer which include supporting people with a mental health problem and fund-raising.

A 60s and 70s music night with a disco, quiz and raffle is on at the Hole in the Wall in Vernon Road Scarborough.

The fund-raiser hosted by Mark Sinclair, a DJ from Radio Scarborough, takes place on Saturday evening (28 November).

If you would like to support the charity by holding a fund-raiser, by becoming a volunteer or for more information call Scarborough Whitby and Ryedale Mind on (01723) 588008 or email info@swrmind.org.uk