Support Jeff as he commences his long distance walk along the length of the pilgrim route, Camino Frances (from St. Pied de Port in France to Compestela, Spain) to raise funds for CHARM from the 1st April until Early May
You can support Jeff and CHARM by sponsoring his fundraising walk at JustGiving here
We are delighted to have Jeff’s support again this year through your Do itf or Dan long distance hike fundraiser.
Jeff is supporting CHARM as a grass roots organisation campaigning for better and more compassionate mental health services in Manchester.
We believe, as Jeff does, that we need a whole new system.
We are doing this through raising awareness and concerns about the failure of services, as well as highlighting and calling for compassionate, holistic and human rights based services which we believe would have better support Dan and many others.
We hope all our supporters and all those concerned to build a service that we support all the communities of Manchester will support Geff
Message from Jeff:
“On Saturday 1st April 2023 I will commence the 3rd Do it for Dan Long-Distance Hike, this time along the Camino Santiago di Compostela (Frances), a journey of approx. 500 miles or 780 kilometres. The walk in Dan’s name seeks to promote a number of urgent issues concerning dangerous underfunding, and what has been proved to be appalling mismanagement, of our NHS Mental Health Services. Please see inside this card for further information on these defects in our mental health services, and on campaigns to halt and reverse those failings.
You will be able to keep regularly updated on my progress along the Camino, which hopefully will be relatively easy and painless, via the various social media ‘platforms’ advertised. This will include the Do it for Dan Facebook page & twitter account – fingers crossed that there are few technical glitches!
Messages of support are always welcome along the way and do help keep up morale, especially on challenging days. If you are able to sponsor the walk via the Do it for Dan Just Giving account that would also be lovely (please note that you can reduce or remove the ‘recommended fee’ the site invites you to pay). Previous events have together raised over £5,000 for mental health charities and for campaigning for a decent and professional NHS Mental Health Service. This year the beneficiary is again the long-established voluntary organisation CHARM whose record of care and campaigning for better mental health services is exemplary.
Many thanks to all those who have kindly supported the previous Do it for Dan and You & Yours events, and I look forward to your support for the Camino.
Very best wishes,