MENTAL health charity Mindwise staged a sponsored walk in Lurgan Park last week to raise much needed funds.
The Lurgan service offers group walking to to three days per week, and every year organizes different forms of fundraising events.
This year they organized a sponsored walk around Lurgan Park, which started at the park’s pavilion and ended back at MindWise in Union Street. Service users, staff and volunteers all took part and everyone who participated really enjoyed the event.
Meeting with fellow walkers and raising money for Mindwise gives those with a mental illness an enormous sense of achievement.
Mindwise thanked everyone in the Lurgan and Craigavon area who gave so generously to the walk.
Mindwise is a leading membership charity which supports those affected by severe mental illness and other mental health difficulties and promotes early intervention.
The community resource centre in Lurgan works to support by encouraging them to be out meeting the public and taking part in physical activities such as a walking groups. Exercise has proven to be of invaluable benefit to individuals affected by mental illness, helping to reduce stress and increase mental wellbeing.
If you would like to know more about the work Mindwise does or if you would like to sign up to support MindWise as a volunteer, member or donor, please phone 9040 2323 or 3832 9492 or visit www.mindwisenv.org