A mini triathlon for MIND

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Started on 18th September 2020 Christchurch, England, United Kingdom

A mini triathlon in support of MIND


On Sunday 11th October I will be cycling, swimming and walking/jogging in support of MIND, the Cooperative Groups national Charity for 2020-21 and to raise awareness of the challenge people face from many Mental Health conditions

It is an acknowledgement of national Mental Health day, and as a Coop Member Pioneer for Christchurch and Highcliffe, I work to support local causes and out national charity. The past 6 months has really brought home the impact of Covid-19 and the restrictions that have come with it, on peoples mental health, well being and finances and this offers a chance to do a bit more.

If you want to join me on the triathlon or any part of it, (a co-operative team of 3 or more will be welcome) or have any questions, please get in touch. 

Tel:   07762 405248 

E:      john.merritt@coopmembers.co.uk

F:      www.facebook.com/christchurchcooperativecommunity

I will be Cycling from the Coop store in Fairmile to Steamer Point on Sunday 11th October starting at midday. Then swimming from Steamer Point (about 12.30) to the beach at Highcliffe Castle and then walking/jogging from Highcliffe Castle (about 13.00) to the Coop store on Lymington Road top arrive at about 1.30.  


The swim is from here to the beach Highcliffe Castle about 1/2 a mile. 

It is well know that some physical exercise is good for our mental well-being and locally we have sea swimming groups, walking groups and health cycle rides which all recognise this. Please do look those up and support your own mental health as well as others

It would be great if you can sponsor me, join me for any part of the event or come and give some moral support to those who take part. Due to likely Covid Restrictions we will need to ensure we maintain socially distanced activity and any well-wishers, please make sure you too, keep yourself and others safe. 

Please contact me to let me know if you do want to take part and for any other information. We are planning to have someone at Steamer Point and the beach at Highcliffe Castle to ensure bikes and any clothes taken off for the swim are kept safe (someone will be able to take the clothes to a gazebo stop at Highcliffe Castle beach) and that a warm drink and covered changing space will be available there if a swimmer needs it.  


Please consider supporting mind through your Coop membership if you have one, https://causes.coop.co.uk if not use the link to find out more

Thank you for your time reading this and please support me to support Mind


Tim Brooks commented

Great effort!

16th October 2020 at 12:30pm
Tim Brooks pledged £10 + an est. £2.50 in Gift Aid
16th October 2020 at 12:29pm
Paul NEWMAN pledged £40 + an est. £10.00 in Gift Aid
12th October 2020 at 6:02pm
Paul NEWMAN has also backed 3 other projects
Nomadmum- commented

Well done John and the support team!! Xx

12th October 2020 at 8:14am
nomadmum- pledged £20
12th October 2020 at 8:13am
nomadmum- has also backed 3 other projects
Mike Collis commented

Smashed it!

11th October 2020 at 10:55pm
Mike Collis pledged £25 + an est. £6.25 in Gift Aid
11th October 2020 at 10:54pm
Sally Merritt pledged £20 + an est. £5.00 in Gift Aid
11th October 2020 at 5:36pm
Penny Roylance commented

fantastic effort and the one of the best ways to spend a wedding anniversary , glad we were able to join you for the swim Pete and Penny

11th October 2020 at 5:28pm
penny Roylance pledged £45 + an est. £11.25 in Gift Aid
11th October 2020 at 5:27pm
Heather Scharnhorst commented

Well done John on completing your challenge!

11th October 2020 at 1:55pm

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