Local man, Peter Anders is set to cycle around the coast of the UK on his bike to raise much needed funds for Wiltshire Mind. Peter is a keen cyclist and has been affected by mental health issues in the past. He said ‘I just want to take this opportunity to raise awareness of mental health and much needed funds for such a local charity which finds it hard to gain funding for its work in our community. They do some really great work supporting people but this is often unseen’.
The cycle around the UK will take in the whole coast of the UK and Peter even plans to go across to and around the Scottish Isles. The cycle will take around 2.5 months with Peter averaging rides of 60-65 miles per day. The coastal journey will start for Peter on 1 March at Weston Super Mare. Carolyn Beale of Wiltshire Mind said ‘it is wonderful that Peter has chosen to support us; we are a less well known charity, with limited resources so any opportunity to raise our profile and funds is very welcome’.
Please donate to support Peter by going on line to: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/paj-anders1 via text: Message PDFM52 enter your amount and send to 70070 or visit our office in High Street, Melksham
Wiltshire Mind provides telephone support, 6 Support Groups (Melksham, Trowbridge, Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury), Groups for Carers in Devizes and Chippenham and is starting an Evening Group in Melksham on 7 March 2017. They also provide around 250 sessions per month providing 1-1 Counselling and Polish Counselling. In addition they provide Mental Health Awareness Training to businesses/organisations across Wiltshire.