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Walk Happy 2017

Walk Happy 2017 - sponsored walk to raise awareness of mental health

Walk Happy 2017 is a charity sponsored walk raising awareness of our mental health during Mental Health Awareness Week, on Sunday 14 May 2017.

This local sponsored walk first started in October 2015 during World Mental Health Day. As a keen walker, Emma decided to get people walking and talking about mental health and raise money at the same time, and combined it with a Tea & Talk.

For 2017 the walk has got bigger and has grown from a 4KM walk to a 7KM walk around the town of Market Deeping and Deeping St James.

Walk Happy 2017 - Deeping 7km Route

Take Part

Sunday 14 May 2017
7km (Approx 60-90 minutes walk)
Entry and Sponsorship:
Minimum donation of £5.00, plus you can download a sponsorship form to print out.
Sign In and Register:
From 12:30  at Co-op Car Park on the left as come in from Godsey Lane.
We will register at the Car Park and then walk through to the Market Place and head off from there.
1pm from the Market Place, PE6 8EA
Finish and Sign Out:
The walk will take approximately 90 minutes, however there is no rush. We just ask everyone who has signed in to sign out at the end of the walk. We will finish at the Market Place, PE6 8EA.
The Route:
The route is on pathways and a small section of road on Linchfield Road as we join up with the field and walk around the edge to rejoin the pathway on Outgang and Towngate East. Please wear closed toe, comfortable footwear and bring some drinking water. 
(Weather: Rain will not cancel this walk! So please check in on the weather.)

Please Support the Team and Donate:

All donations raised from the sponsored walk are for the Mental Health Foundation who are dedicated to finding and addressing the sources of mental health problems. 
If you are unable to join us on the walk your donations and support are still very welcome! Together we can make a difference.
 Many thanks.

Emma Canham (Lannigan) has been a supporter of the Mental Health Foundation since 2010 when she did her first walking challenge and completed approx 80 miles and 6 sections of the Great Wall of China. Since, Emma has hosted annual Tea & Talk events in the Deepings area and together raised nearly £5,000. Emma previously experienced acute anxiety and depression in her mid twenties when there was heightened stigma around mental health. Recovered and adapted to managing her mental and physical health, Emma is a Mental Health First Aider and actively promotes preventative support for our holistic wellbeing.