Million Steps For Mikeysline 2022
The past few years have been tough, with many people travelling as little as possible, to limit the spread of Covid-19. In 2020 this meant being cooped up in relatively small spaces, perhaps with a lack of fresh air and exercise. Because the teclan team care about our clients and our community, we decided to create a challenge to get us all outside walking or running. We found both mental and physical health benefits from walking, or running, each day. https://www.walkingforhealth.org.uk/get-walking/why-walk/healthy-minds
“At Mikeysline, our ultimate aim is suicide prevention. We were established in 2015 following the suicides of two close friends within days of each other, Mikey Williamson and Martin Shaw, both aged 23. However, we don’t just support those in crisis, we are here for anyone, no matter the reason, no matter how big or small the issue. Our digital textline services which are available 365 evenings per year, provide an anonymous, safe, confidential way to access peer support, a listening ear from someone who understands what that person may be feeling, having their own lived experience of mental health issues. We also offer one to one support for adults and young people in the Hive Centre, Inverness and at our outreach Hives in Alness, Tain and Nairn as well as in schools and in workplaces. We are being contacted more than ever by local agencies, GPs and schools with referral requests to provide mental health support and as we are reliant on the generosity of the people to fund our services, we are so very grateful to everyone for their fundraising initiatives, which in turn helps Mikeysline save lives.”
During our inaugural challenge, we managed to collectively walk almost 30 million steps and raised £5,000 with the help of 9 other fantastic local teams! In 2021, we walked over 33 million steps and managed to raise £5,500!
We challenged local businesses to get involved too and walk a million steps for Mikeysline. For every 10,000 steps walked, team members pledged to donate £1. We were delighted by the enthusiasm of all involved and are so grateful to everyone who took part! We are so happy to share that the challenge is back and you can get involved!
Throughout the month of July (and beyond), we will celebrate Mikeysline and all businesses who take part in our challenge across social media and our website. Fancy supporting us?
Stay tuned for an update of steps in 2022...
Last Updated: 02/08/22
And Don't Forget
Follow teclan on social media to follow the challenge and see how much we can raise for Mikeysline.