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Laura Boyd - D K JOINERY

1,000k Cycling Challenge

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My story

[p][b][u]HELLO! πŸ‘‹πŸΌ[/u][/b][/p][p]Thank you for visiting our page![/p][p]In memory of our much loved young neighbour who was supported by β€˜Wirral Mind,’ and who sadly passed away Monday 18th May 2020 ('Mental Health Awareness Week'), and in support of many others who are battling 'mental health' challenges, we at D K JOINERY - Wirral, will be taking on a 1,000k + cycling challenge and fundraising in support of Mind. [/p][p]1 in 4 people in the UK will experience a mental health problem each year.[/p][p]In England, 1 in 6 people report experiencing a common mental health problem (such as anxiety and depression) in any given week.[/p][p]Mind have recently put out an emergency appeal for donations due to an increase in mental health challenges. With so much social unrest in recent months, over 60% of the UK feel that their mental health has worsened. Between the end of March to the end of April, Mind's Info-Line saw a 46% increase in requests for support, and their digital peer support platform, Elefriends, has seen around a 40% increase in new members versus pre-coronavirus levels.[/p][p]From recent research, it appears that how people cope with mental health problems is getting worse as the number of people who self-harm or have suicidal thoughts is increasing.[/p][p]That's why charities like Mind are a necessary support system. They can inform, support and raise awareness so people don't have to struggle alone.[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]HOW WILL WE ACHIEVE THIS?[/u][/b][/p][p]We will be aiming to attain a target of 1,000k + (621.371 + miles) by the end of Aug 2020 by cycling across the Wirral or cycling on our spinning bike on inclement days! [/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]FOLLOW OUR PROGRESS![/u][/b][/p][p]Download the Strava app and follow our progress to see how we're doing. We would love your support and encouragement to meet our target of 1,000k + by the end of Aug 2020![/p][p][url=https://www.strava.com/athletes/28156325]Follow us here on Strava![/url][/p][p]Or see brief stats and progress below;[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]June1st - 28th:[/b][/p][p]β€’ Week 1 - 153.7 km (95.5 m) [/p][p]β€’ Week 2 - 83.3 km (51.7 m) = 237 km (147.2 m)[/p][p]β€’ Week 3 - 99.5 km (61.8m) = 336.7 km (209.2 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 4 - 214.2 km (133.09 m) = 550.9 km (342.31 m)[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]June 29th - July 17th 2020:[/b][/p][p]β€’ Week 5 - 210.5 km (130.79 m) = 762.5 km (473.79 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 6 - 137.3 km (85.31 m) = 900.5 km (559.54 m)[/p][p]β€’Week 7 - 113.72 k (31.13 m) = 1,014.22 km (630.20 m)[/p][p][br][/p][p]πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…[/p][p] 1,014.22 km (630.20 miles) πŸš΄πŸ’¨ [/p][p]COMPLETED ON 17th July 2020 πŸ₯³ [/p][p]πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…πŸ…[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]OUR FUNDRAISER STRAVA STATS & FUN FACTS![/u][/b][/p][p][br][/p][p]Apparently, our 1,014.22 k (630.20 m) is the equivalent to riding from Edinburgh ➑? London ➑? Chester with 30.21 km (18.77 miles) to spare![/p][p]Surely not Google! πŸ€”[/p][p]If that were true it would take me a lot lot longer with all those hills and turns and cost me an absolute fortune in hotel stop overs! πŸ˜‹[/p][p][br][/p][p]⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱⏱[/p][p][br][/p][p][b]1st June - 17th July 2020:[/b][/p][p]β€’[b][i]Time:[/i][/b] 30.7 hrs over 6.3 weeks (47 days)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Rides: [/i][/b]34[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Active Days: [/i][/b]28[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Rides per Week: [/i][/b]5.2[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Time per Week:[/i][/b] 4.9[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Dist per Week:[/i][/b] 153.8 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Biggest Spinner Ride:[/i][/b] 100 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Biggest Road Ride:[/i][/b] 50 k[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Shortest Ride:[/i][/b] 2.98 k commute[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Avg Speed: [/i][/b]26.79 kph (16.65 mph)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Max Speed on Flat:[/i][/b] 45.76 kph (28.44 mph)[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Fave Route:[/i][/b] Coastal Route to Ferry Terminal[/p][p]β€’[b][i]Other Rides:[/i][/b] Parkgate; Thurstaston; Meols; New Brighton; Seacombe Ferry Terminal; West Kirby etc[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]A BIG THANK YOU! [/u][/b][/p][p]We have truly enjoyed every kilometre we’ve clocked up for Mind.org.[/p][p]But we couldn’t have done it without all your kind and generous donations. Thank you so so much. You guys are all amazing! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]SPREAD THE WORD! πŸ‘πŸΌ[/u][/b][/p][p]Yes, please spread the word![/p][p]Maybe you have a friend or family member that value the work a charity like this provides. Maybe they too have been effected by challenging mental health or someone they know has. Forward the link and let’s help raise awareness & donations for a very valuable cause! πŸ’ͺ🏼[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]AND DON’T FORGET![/u][/b][/p][p]As well as donating your funds you can declutter your home of books, cd’s, dvd’s and games etc and donate the value of them too via the link above (or here)...[/p][p][url=https://www.ziffit.com/en-gb/basket?resourceId=a662d6f3-0e48-49f6-aa19-99f573583032&pageId=1&fundraiserActivityId=1208338]I have stuff to donate![/url][/p][p]The link will send you to Ziffit where you can scan your items and donate their value.[/p][p]Ziffit provide a free courier service to pick up your stuff, so it’s hassle free for you! πŸ‘πŸΌ[/p][p][br][/p][p][b][u]WHO ARE MIND?[/u][/b][/p][p]We're Mind, the mental health charity. We believe no one should have to face a mental health problem alone. We're here for you. Today. Now. Whether you're stressed, depressed or in crisis. We'll listen, give support and advice, and fight your corner.[/p][p]We provide [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/information-support/]advice and support[/url] to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem. We [url=https://www.mind.org.uk/news-campaigns/campaigns/]campaign[/url] to improve services, raise awareness and promote understanding. We won't give up until everyone experiencing a mental health problem gets support and respect.[/p][p]Watch this short video to find out more?[/p][p][url=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OPxHTZRwXX8[/url][/p][p]I'm raising funds to support the important work Mind does and to allow them to continue to be there for everyone who needs them. Please donate if you can.[/p][p]This is what your donation could do:[/p][p][b]Β£10[/b] could allow us to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.[/p][p][b]Β£40[/b] could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on our behalf.[/p][p][b]Β£70[/b] could keep our online community, Elefriends, open and safe for two hours. [/p][p][b]Β£120[/b] could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from our Mind legal line.[/p][p][b]Β£200[/b] could help us keep the Mind Infoline open for 1 hour, helping 35 people.[/p][p][b]Β£300[/b] could support a young person bereaved by suicide to access 1:1 and group support. [/p][p][b]Β£550[/b] could provide five people struggling with their mental health a place in a 10-week wellbeing group with team sports and cookery.[/p][p]Thank you for taking the time to visit my page and for donating. Your support is hugely appreciated.[/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to Mind. [/p][p]Virgin Money Giving is a not for profit organisation and will claim gift aid on a charity's behalf where the donor is eligible for this.[/p]
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10 Jun 2020

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Jul 23, 2020

Sandra R

Well done girl!!

£20.00

Jul 23, 2020

Auntie Lorraine and enid.

Well done.

£30.00

Jul 22, 2020

Philip Cotgrave

Well done cuz, lots of love Philip, Michael, Mark & Neil

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2020

Anonymous

Jul 18, 2020

Ian and Nicky Cotty xx

Well done Laura you go girl xxxx

£10.00

Jul 18, 2020

Lamb family

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jul 18, 2020

Anonymous

Amazing achievement Laura!!!! I've travelled from Liverpool to Stirling and back in a weekend and have been totally shattered .......... and that was in a car 😁 Love never fails Tony.

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020

Mum dad Jennifer.

Well done we are very proud of you, Great achievement. Mum dad Jennifer.xxx

£40.00

Jul 17, 2020

Hannah

Congrats to the neon warrior, and Dave!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jul 17, 2020

Holly

Well done Laura!!! πŸ‘πŸΌπŸ‘πŸΌ

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid