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Matt Hickey

Trekking the Great Wall of China

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hello everyone, in October I will be trekking the Great Wall of China in order to raise money for the Mental Health Foundation. Anyone who knows me well will know that there are not many things I am more passionate about in life than mental health. During my final year of university I went through a terrible time with my own mental health. In truth this had been going on for a long time before then but much like too many people I refused to take notice of the warning signs and didn't talk about it until it took an uncontrollable hold on my life. Thankfully I am blessed with a great support network in a great mum, sister and very loyal friends which helped me get to a now very happy point in life where I work for a cause I care deeply about. [/p][p]Not everyone however is that lucky. Suicide is now the biggest killer of men under the age of 45, with 17 suicides taking place on average every day in the UK. A recent study conducted by the Mental Health Foundation showed that on average 2 out of 3 people will go through a period of poor mental health throughout their lifetime. The World Health Organisation state that depression is now the leading cause of disability in the world.[/p][p]The Mental Health Foundation is the charity for everyone's mental health. Focusing on everyone across the life span from children and young people right up to people in later life. With prevention at the heart of what we do, we are dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems, preventing them before people reach crisis point.[/p][p]If you could support me on this trek and help me raise vital funds that will help prevent future mental health problems then I would be very grateful, however large or small your donation. I'd also like to say that the costs of this trip have already been covered therefore every donation will go directly to the Mental Health Foundation.[/p][p]Lastly I'd like to dedicate this challenge to one of my best mates Phil 'The King' Brandariz who has been recovering in hospital since January and should be out soon![/p][p]Cheers [/p][p] [/p]

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Event

Great Wall of China - bespoke

Great Wall of China - bespoke

22 Oct 2018

Charity

The Mental Health Foundation

The Mental Health Foundation

Supporters

20-Sep-2018

Harry

Team Curry and Chaat

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

13-Sep-2018

Emily

Good luck you’ll be great! But don’t forget your hiking boots !

£18.00 plus £4.50 Gift Aid

11-Sep-2018

Lady L

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

10-Sep-2018

Nav

Good luck mate and enjoy!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

07-Sep-2018

Nan

Good luck Matt I'm very proud of you. We'll done. Love Nannie Kate xx

£100.00

07-Sep-2018

Eric Djemba-Djemba

£1.87 plus £0.47 Gift Aid

07-Sep-2018

Pauline Hennessy

Good luck and fab cause x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

05-Sep-2018

Nicky

The Chinese are a grand bunch of lads Matt. Well done and good luck!

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

05-Sep-2018

Lauren

Good luck Hickey xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

04-Sep-2018

Natasha

Good luck pud x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid