Amy-Lea Takes on Tatton Park 10K
In less than seven days, Amy-Lea Evans will be taking on the Tatton Park 10k to raise money for Chasing the Stigma.
Before signing up for the race, Wirral-based Amy-Lea had never ran before, so it was a huge challenge for her to take on. She said: “This is completely out of my comfort zone and I set the bar high by doing a 10k run. I have had a knee injury during training, so I am a bit nervous this could happen again on the day, but I am excited. It’s both a physical and endurance challenge and I am really looking forward to completing the 10k and ticking it off the bucket list.”
Amy-Lea, who learned about Chasing the Stigma through her workplace, aims to complete the run within 60 minutes. She said: “ I found out about Chasing the Stigma through my job at Regenda Homes, where I attended the Ambassador of Hope training. Mental Health is something very close to my heart and the coronavirus pandemic has had a huge impact on health and well-being, with more people than ever reaching out for support. After seeing this first-hand, I want to try and help as many people as possible to ensure they can get the support needed during these difficult times we all face.”
When asked what message she would like to share with people about mental health, Amy-Lea referenced a quote from American singer, Demi Lovato, who said: “The advice I’d give to somebody that’s silently struggling is: You don’t have to live that way. You don’t have to struggle in silence. You can be un-silent. You can live well with a mental health condition, as long as you open up to somebody about it, because it’s really important you share your experience with people so that you can get the help that you need.”
Jake Mills, CEO and Founder of Chasing the Stigma, said: “It’s brilliant to see one of our Ambassadors of Hope providing even more support for the charity through a fundraising challenge. Amy-Lea has done amazingly well, training through a knee injury and already hitting her fundraising target of £500. We have no doubt she’ll smash the run itself – we’ll be cheering her on!”
If you’d like to donate to Amy-Lea’s fundraiser and give her a little extra motivation for the day, you can do so here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/amy-leaevans
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