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Minds Matter - ARC2020

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][b][i]As serving fire fighters, Stu and Adam have both had to overcome some form of mental health problems during their working life. Coping with the loss of colleagues at work, the regular pressures of making life and death decisions, whilst attending a wide variety of life threatening incidents, or daily pressures such as keeping a roof over their families’ heads. It is of no surprise then that over the last few years we have all witnessed a dramatic increase in mental health issues in the workplace and both Adam and Stu are determined to do something about it, for everyone’s benefit. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]One in four people will experience some form of mental health issue in a given year (MHFA England, July 2018). Mental health issues are responsible for 72 million working days lost, costing £34.9 billion each year (MHFA England, July 2018). Poor mental health severely impacts on individuals and their families, especially those in the emergency services. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]Stu and Adam are looking to row across the Atlantic Ocean from the Canary Islands to Antigua in December 2020 to raise money for, and awareness of mental health in the workplace. [/i][/b][/p][p][b][i]This challenge is highly physically demanding and very few people have successfully completed it (3,000 miles in 37 days - this will beat a record previously set back in 2017). The duo have been supported in their preparation by students and staff at Solent University who have been and will continue to train Adam and Stu to reach peak physical condition before setting on.[/i][/b][/p]
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Feb 4, 2020

Iain Atmore

I'll look out for you training on the Solent and try not to capsize you with my wake! Make sure you take the right maps (charts!).

£100.00 plus £25.00 Gift Aid

Feb 3, 2020

Natalie Wise

Big respect to you guys, I had an episode of psychosis after suddenly losing my mum and it saddens me the stigma behind mental health. Good luck with your journey.xxx

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 26, 2020

Lynn and Russell

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 26, 2020


£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Jan 25, 2020

Vicki Blow

Just another little payday £5er because you’ve been so dedicated today!

£5.00 plus £1.25 Gift Aid

Jan 25, 2020

Chris & Ken Jacob's


Jan 24, 2020

Timmy Lisa

Here’s the money for the IOW cottage that we bid for on your charity evening, sorry it took so long. Don’t forget our invite to the next one

£750.00 plus £187.50 Gift Aid

Jan 24, 2020

Mark Woods

Big challenge for two big characters! Best of luck fellas. X

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Jan 23, 2020

Simon Blake

Good luck! This is a truly heroic effort. I am in total awe and will be following your journey.

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Jan 15, 2020

From JH

Good luck to you both in what is set to be the biggest challenge of your lives! We know you’ll smash it! From all in Fire Control xx


Adam Bundle

Adam Bundle

Stuart Vince

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