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Camp Kalton

2 team members

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

Team story

[p]We have moved our possessions into storage and left our accommodation. We are taking on a big challenge and camping around the U.K. to raise money for two charities close to our hearts. Young Gloucestershire and the Stroke Unit at Gloucestershire Royal Hospital. We also want to raise awareness of nature and the positive effects it can have on mental health.[/p][p]We don’t want to spend another summer working all kind of hours and not making any memories so we’ve decided to have an adventure! With inspiration from Al Humphreys - an English adventurer - we have decided to give up our home and worldly possessions to spend the summer camping. [/p][p]If you know us well then you know we’re very spontaneous and always searching for that next challenge to conquer. A surge to make new memories. This time we want to make a difference.[/p][p]Young Gloucestershire (YG) is a countywide charity that supports disadvantaged young people (aged 11-25) who are facing challenges in their lives.[/p][p]Please follow this link to read more about the charity and the life changing work they do! [/p][p][url=https://www.youngglos.org.uk/]https://www.youngglos.org.uk/[/url][/p][p]Why YG? [/p][p]We have always wanted to take part in a charity challenge to raise money for a local charity that means a lot to both of us. Both Mel and I have struggled with our mental health in the past as we have overcome challenges in our lives. Young Gloucestershire played a big part in helping us cope and find ways to feel positive.[/p][p]Lots and lots of teenagers and young people struggle with their mental health and can become stuck in negative coping mechanisms and sometimes don’t know how to get out of it. There are lots of ways people can improve their mental health and physical activity and the outdoors are an excellent way to bring calm to your life. Being in the outdoors and exploring nature and new surroundings help us to restore our mental health. It gives us the opportunity to disconnect from technology and reconnect with nature. Nature takes us away from all the distractions in life that can sometimes be hard to get away from.[/p][p]The Stroke Unit consists of two wards in the tower block at Gloucester Royal; 6A and 6B. They specialise in treating and caring for patients with a stroke. [/p][p]Please follow this link to read more about both 6A and 6B. [/p][p][url=https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/your-visit/our-wards/ward-6b-stroke-unit/]https://www.gloshospitals.nhs.uk/your-visit/our-wards/ward-6b-stroke-unit/[/url][/p][p]Why the Stroke Unit? [/p][p]Matt works on the Stroke Unit at Gloucester Royal. They are always in need of new equipment to help with the rehabilitation of strokes. People who survive a stroke are often left with long-term problems caused by injury to their brain. The right equipment is vital to the rehabilitation of patients. [/p][p]We will be updating our page regularly with lots of photos, videos and blogs.[/p][p]We have started our target at £2000. All donations will be split evenly between both charities. Please help us make a difference![/p][p]We will be sharing our story on our [url=https://www.facebook.com/CampKalton/]Facebook page[/url].[/p]
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Apr 2, 2019

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