Charity walk is our chance to make a difference, says Day

Kevin Day, the stand-up comedian, scriptwriter and football pundit, is calling on the people of Croydon to turn up in force on Sunday to help raise as much money as possible for Mind in Croydon, the local mental health charity.

Kevin Day: Help Mind in Croydon raise much-needed funds with a walk in the park

Kevin Day: Help Mind in Croydon raise much-needed funds with a walk in the park

And Day’s even volunteering to make the tea for all the event’s finishers.

Positive Steps is the charity’s annual sponsored walk around Lloyd Park, now in its third year, where Day will be acting as the official starter and encouraging participants to have a healthy Sunday stroll in a very worthy cause.

“I think we’ve all realised that the more public spending on mental health services is cut, the more those services are actually needed,” Day told Inside Croydon.

“We are very lucky in our area to have the services of Croydon Mind, a resource I know from experience that provides fantastic support for those struggling to cope with a range of mental health and psychological issues.

“That help is given to regardless of your social background, your age, your gender, your sexuality or your colour. And it is given freely and in complete confidence.

“But it has to be paid for somehow which is why the very least I can do is sound the horn to start Positive Steps and then volunteer to make the tea for when everyone finishes the walk.”

Positive Steps starts at 10am on Sunday morning in Lloyd Park, with registration from 9.30am.The registration area and start is close to the park cafe, not far from the Lloyd Park tram stop.

Registration on the day costs £10 per person.

The walk is based on a three-mile loop of the beautiful and rustic park, with participants encouraged to raise sponsorship for three miles, six miles or nine miles. If you want to inflate the amounts you raise from sponsorship, you might want to collect for 5km, 10km or 15km…

Please make sure that you wear shoes suitable for a long walk, and you probably need to dress ready for all weathers. Bringing a drinks bottle to carry with you is also advised.

Participants can register in advance by clicking on this link.

And for more information or contact details with Mind in Croydon, click here.


 

About insidecroydon

News, views and analysis about the people of Croydon, their lives and political times in the diverse and most-populated borough in London. Based in Croydon and edited by Steven Downes. To contact us, please email inside.croydon@btinternet.com
This entry was posted in Activities, Charity, Croydon parks, Lloyd Park, Mind in Croydon and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink.

One Response to Charity walk is our chance to make a difference, says Day

  1. Pingback: Kevin Day promotes Positive Steps | Mind in Croydon

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s