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Charles Compton

Charles' Walk

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]Unfortunately since December 2013 my life has been significantly changed with the onset of my mental health issues. I went from being a relatively happy/positive person, in a job I liked (Bridge Structural Engineer), in a house I liked and with enough friends. To being an unhappy/negative person, having to quit my job, being essentially homeless at points and feeling completely isolated from the world, seemingly with no trigger and for no reason. It has driven me to the very edge and occasionally almost beyond.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]This year (2017) I have been outwardly in a slightly better place, in steady accommodation, not having many manic moments, managing to get out and see friends, but unfortunately I am still too scared to try and get certain aspects back to normal and still feel very lonely/isolated amongst other things, and thus still have a way to go.[/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;] [/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;]I have set myself this challenge for two reasons. Firstly a selfish one, being active is one of the few things that definitely does help my mental health (even if at times it’s hard to get out) so setting myself this challenge will definitely make me get out and about, be active and thus hopefully improve my physical wellbeing as well as my mental health. Secondly unfortunately I have had very bad experiences with the NHS mental health services, which have actually made my mental health worse. The Mental Health Foundation work in many areas including trying to influence policy and it is only with organisations like this that the changes required to the treatment of people with mental health can improve, so I am really excited to support them with any fundraising money raised.[/span][/p][lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif;][lt]br /[gt][/span][/p] [lt]p style="margin: 0cm 0cm 0.0001pt; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;"[gt][span=font-size: 11pt; font-family: Calibri, sans-serif; background-image: initial; background-position: initial; background-size: initial; background-repeat: initial; background-attachment: initial; background-origin: initial; background-clip: initial;]I am extremely grateful for any donations, or help with this challenge. It will all help towards my fundraising target, help keep me motivated during my walk and more importantly help an organisation that does a lot of good.[/span][/p][p][/p][p]Through Virgin Money Giving, you can sponsor me and donations will be quickly processed and passed to charities. 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. I really appreciate all your support and thank you for any donations.[/p]

Share Charles's story

Event

Personal Challenge Date

01 Dec 2018

Charity

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation

Supporters

15-Jun-2018

Anonymous

Great charity good luck and all the best.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Jun-2018

Stacy

Stacy clippers brighton - Trevs barber

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

14-Jun-2018

Andy

Andy - Brighton (clippers)

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Jun-2018

Nicola Simpson

Amazing adventure and inspirational story. Well done!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

13-Jun-2018

Tuesday Club

£500.00 plus £125.00 Gift Aid

12-Jun-2018

Emma Hall

A worthy cause. Good luck with your challenge.

£15.00

10-Jun-2018

Hammi and Mark

From the bothy boys. Have a safe journey and maybe see you in October

£20.00

09-Jun-2018

Debs

1p per mile for April and May.....

£11.90 plus £2.98 Gift Aid

01-Jun-2018

Philip Broadley

I'm enjoying reading your diary. It's an inspiring story.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

29-May-2018

The Rutherford Family

Keep going Charles! Great cause, well done!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid