Hi, I’m Rob Boucher I am currently training for a 6 day charity walk in November, it will be on the ancient Inca trail in Peru. The walk will be very tough, climbing three mountains and ending at one of the new seven wonders of the world, Machu Picchu. Starting in the ancient city of Cusco at 2,200m and the highest mountain pass at 4,200m high, worryingly named Dead Woman’s Pass!
I am raising money for MIND the mental health charity. Having needed support from them earlier in my life, I hope to give back to them as much as I can possibly raise. I also walk and hike now, as three years ago I nearly lost my life after falling through a roof and down three floors. It almost cost me my life, among the many injuries, I could not walk further than the toilet in the next room for around 6 months.
So to build myself back up, I started pushing my body harder with little walks. Eventually I took up hiking, then started the hill climbs of our beautiful country in Wales. It was a tough journey but those views at the top of the hills and mountains kept me focused. I hope you will be able to give a little towards this fantastic charity, they really can make a difference to people in need.
I work as a community support worker for Family Support Wales. I enjoying giving my time to others that have their own difficulties.
Hoping to raise as much money as I can for the mental health charity MIND. I have needed them in the past so know how well they can help, hoping to give them a little something back!
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Mind is a mental health charity in England and Wales. Founded in 1946 as the National Association for Mental Health (NAMH), it celebrated its 70th anniversary in 2016.
Mind offers information and advice to people with mental health problems and lobbies government and local authorities on their behalf. It also works to raise public awareness and understanding of issues relating to mental health. Since 1982, it has awarded an annual prize for “Book of the Year” having to do with mental health, in addition to three other prizes. Since 2008 Mind has hosted the annual Mind Media Awards, celebrating the best portrayals and reporting of mental health across the media.
132 local Mind associations (independent, affiliated charities) provide services such as supported housing, floating support schemes, care homes, drop-in centres and self-help support groups. Local Mind associations are often very different in size, make up and character—it is a common misconception that they all work to the same policy and procedural framework. Mind is a national brand but all local associations are unique, although they do all sign up to certain shared aims and ethical guidelines.