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Saf Badger

All Roads Lead to Rome

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]Hi there,[/p][p]My name is Saf. First of all, thank you for visiting my fundraising page.[/p][p]I'm raising money for Mind, the mental health charity, by walking from London to Rome. Yes, that's right...London to Rome. That's a distance of over 2,000 km, which is going to take me around three and a half months. [/p][p]So why walk when I could take an easyJet flight for £27.99? [/p][p]Well, there are so many reasons - but the most important one is to raise money for Mind and help them to continue their fantastic work. Mind provides advice to, supports, and campaigns on behalf of people who experience mental health problems. Mind's work is more important now than ever. One in four people experience a mental health problem each year, and every two hours someone in England and Wales takes their own life. In 2018 I lost two friends to suicide. Both were my age - young, with so much of their lives still to live. [/p][p]As much as I'm walking to raise money for Mind, I'm also walking to raise awareness about mental health. Starting a conversation about mental health can feel like a daunting prospect, but it shouldn't. I'll be starting that conversation, and I hope to encourage you to start your own. Mental health is every bit as important as physical health, so it's time we ditched the stigma and started making conversations about mental health a part of our every day. [/p][p]You can read more about my journey to Rome, and my conversations on mental health, on my blog: [url=http://www.allroadsleadtorome.org]www.allroadsleadtorome.org[/url][/p][p]Thank you![/p][p]Saf[/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p][p][br][/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

01 Jul 2019



May 24, 2019

Vicky and Jeremy

Nice one Badge - looking forward to the arrival party in Rome already!! We'll have the blister plasters ready :)

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 23, 2019

Jacqueline Shoen

Thank you Saf for giving us the opportunity to support you in this incredible journey for Mind. I'm donating in memory of Jenny Spencer-Nairn.


May 21, 2019

Nicola Jeffrey

Best of luck Saf- Nicola Jeffrey x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019

Karen Ireland

Good luck! x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019

Heather Hayward

Good luck, Saf. Great cause. X

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019


Really inspirational Saf. Good luck and stay safe. You've totally got this!

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 21, 2019


Good luck, enjoy and be safe! Mina xxx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 13, 2019

Bob and Sally Powers

Safe travels & best of luck!


May 12, 2019


Dale waucho!!! Buena Suerte Saf - have the most incredible time. Looking forward to seeing your journey through the photos. You are an inspiration!!! te quiero xx

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

May 11, 2019

Danielle Gunn

Best of luck on your epic adventure Saf! What a wonderful cause to raise awareness.