Fundraising for The Quest by hiking 1000km

by Czech Dan in London, Greater London, England

Support The Guest to help young gay men struggling with mental health and I promise to complete 1000km hike of the Pacific Crest Trail

by Czech Dan in London, Greater London, England

We did it
On 23rd August 2018 we successfully raised £2,342 with 45 supporters in 56 days

Couple of years ago I went through a rough patch. I was unhappy, disliked my job and just got out of a controlling relationship.

However I was lucky to find The Quest at that time. It is a non-profit organisation working with diverse group of gay men. They helped me to look at myself in a different light. How to overcome the shame of being gay and see patterns of destructive behavior. They helped me to address and change those. Soon after that, I found new things I enjoyed and loved doing.  Crazy dance class, going back to University and meeting other gay men who were looking for more meaningful life. 

The Quest really helped me to find the ground under my feet, when I felt lost and unsure about who I was. I could see again where in life I was heading to and what I wanted.

This experience has inspired me to raise funds for The Quest. I want them to help more gay men suffering from mental heath issues. Whether it is depression, drug abuse, relationship crisis or feelings of shame. 

It can be done with your help and support. Your donation will enable The Quest to run a bespoke 3 day program for young gay men under the age of 25. Working alongside an organisation working with young LGBT people The Quest will offer free places to this vulnerable section of our community. In addition they will create 20 bursary places for young people unable to attend the dates of the bespoke program which they use at any of their other programs throughout the year. Your donation will help support the lives of up to 40 young gay men.  

Sounds good, no? Could you support The Quest to help more gay men who are in need of help, just like I was?

My promise to you is to walk 1000km of the Pacific Crest trail in 60 days. July and August 2018. I am going to hike through the most remote parts of the American wilderness and share a habitat with brown bears, mountain lions, rattle snakes and scorpions.

Could I ask you to support me and help The Quest?

Thank you

Czech Dan

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£33 or more

11 of 30 claimed

The Quest Bracelet Sent From The Trail

I have made a very special Quest bracelets to carry with me and to remind me why I am hiking for 2 months on my own. Everybody who donates more than £33/$33 will get a personal thank you card from me and the Quest bracelet sent from the actual trail.

£50 or more

1 of 20 claimed

Love me as I am - Book

A copy of this moving collection of letters written by gay men to their 16 year old selves. The book evolved out of an exercise undertaken during the Quest program and highlights the struggles gay children fced growing up, It includes some commentary from the Quest founders - Ade Adeniji and Darren Brady. thequestawaitsyou.com/publishing/

£100 or more

1 of 10 claimed

2 VIP passes to Remarkable Men

Over the summer Darren Brady will be bringing back his ‘Soulful Sunday Sessions’ - a group gathering that explores love, connection and authentic living. The sessions take place within the Central YMCA (off Tottenham Court Road ) and these 2 passes will give you or your friends free entrance to a session of your choice. meetup.com/Questforgaymen/events

£199 or more

1-2-1 coaching voucher

Use this stand alone coaching session with Quest founder Darren Brady to get clarity, new perspectives and motivation around an area of your life where some attention is required. Can be used by you or gifted to a friend. The session can take place at Darrens centrally located therapy room or via Skype.

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