WAITES GYM TACKLES MENTAL HEALTH WITH RECENT CHARITY ENDEAVOUR
Ballyclare based Waites Gym has recently pulled off an ambitious charity trek to help tackle Northern Ireland’s deepening mental health crisis.
Waites Gym hosted a ‘Two Peak Challenge’, and invited members of its gym and the public to climb Slieve Donard and Slieve Bearnagh to raise money for Action Mental Health.
The challenge took place on Saturday 31st August, with 57 participants completing the challenge, raising an impressive £4,764.00 for the charity.
William Waite of Waites Gym said: “There is currently a mental health crisis in Northern Ireland and together, we wanted to do something to help. We have many people who step through our doors who are struggling with their mental health. Many people use our gym to try and help combat their mental health difficulties.
“We wanted to motivate others to join us to try and help better understand mental health, the signs and symptoms and different ways you can support someone you know who may be struggling. Just as we look after our physical health, it’s important we do the same with our mental health.”
Action Mental Health’s Fundraising Officer Laura Irwin expressed sincere gratitude to Waites Gym for its efforts.
“We are delighted that Waites Gym has become involved in the growing movement to raise awareness of mental health issues across Northern Ireland society. We really depend on the support of the community, such as Waites has offered through their Two Peak Challenge and we want to thank them very much for their very substantial donation which will help fund Action Mental Health’s vital services.”
If you would like to donate to Action Mental Health please visit www.amh.org.uk.