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Kat Mason

Climbing Kilamanjaro

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Thank you for visiting my page. I'm taking on this incredible challenge and fundraising in support of Mind. [/p][p]UPDATE 6th February 2019:[/p][p]I now have a website where you can follow my progress along my journey...[/p][p]www.myimpossiblelife.co.uk [/p][p][br][/p][p]As part of my fundraising I will be climbing the O2 on the 31st March. [/p][p]Up at The O2 is an exhilarating 90 minute experience that takes you on a guided expedition over the roof of The O2 via a fabric walkway. Suspended 2m above the surface of The O2 roof, the walkway is 52m above ground level and 380m long. At its steepest point the walkway has an incline of 28° on the way up and 30° on the way back down and has a slight bounce to it to mirror the surface of the tent.[/p][p][br][/p][p]Following that on May 18th I will be abseiling down Northampton Lift tower. [/p][p]This is one of the highest abseil challenges you can do at 418ft, and will take between 10-20minutes to abseil down the tower. I have a fear of heights so this isn’t an easy challenge for me.[/p][p][br][/p][p]In between all of this I will of course be going on walking weekends and climbing various mountains in the UK before my trip to climb Kilimanjaro in September 25th. [/p][p]————————————————[/p][p]Most of you will know that I have spent most of my life being ‘allergic’ to exercise so this is truely an epic challenge for me! Many of you will also know that I have had my fair share of reliance’s on the mighty NHS in the last few years which has had a massive impact on my physical fitness... (again epic challenge), however... the one thing that I have found staggering during my journey is the lack of support for those with mental health challenges (of which 1 in 4 of us will deal with at some point in our lives - and that is just those who have been diagnosed). [/p][p]The way I see it we are all perfectly imperfect in our own unique ways. And in showing others our vulnerabilities we are actually showing incredible mental strength and normalising the subject. Mental well-being should be a subject in schools, teaching our kids life skills before they reach adulthood (like me) and have to learn the hard way. [/p][p]Anyhow... this is my small contribution to fighting for the cause, helping others in need when it feels like the darkest loneliest point in their lives. [/p][p]im hoping if you have read this far you might consider donating... anything... every penny counts and will get me towards my mighty goal... I will be sharing my journey to Kilamanjaro and finding the physical and mental strength to take on this challenge... link to follow soon [/p][p]Please keep reading to find out about the charity I am supporting... [/p][p][br][/p][p]Who are Mind?[/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]£10[/b] could allow us to send essential information booklets about mental health to 40 people.[/p][p][b]£40[/b] could pay for 28 people to campaign for change on our behalf.[/p][p][b]£70[/b] could keep our online community, Elefriends, open and safe for two hours. [/p][p][b]£120[/b] could offer a lifeline to eight people in desperate need of support from our Mind legal line.[/p][p][b]£200[/b] could help us keep the Mind Infoline open for 1 hour, helping 35 people.[/p][p][b]£300[/b] could support a young person bereaved by suicide to access 1:1 and group support. [/p][p][b]£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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Personal Challenge Date

25 Sep 2019





Good luck with the fundraising and your challenge - KCOM London Charity Committee



Kim Jackson

Proud of you Kat for taking on this challenge. I know you can do it x

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid



£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid


KCOM colleagues

Good luck Kat! Wishing you all the best for your challenges - such a great cause.



Yiota Panayi

Good Luck Kat :)



Kay S

Great cause Kat. Good luck.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid


Hayley and George x

Good luck Kat you’re an inspiration xx

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid



Good luck Kat x

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid


Jade Edwards

Sorry I cant give more, but I am so proud of you. You will smash this just like you have with every other challenge you have faced. You're amazing xx




Kathryn -really impressed, great charity, you go for it- best wishes, love Aidan