Sarah Bates takes on The Great York Walk 2022!

A project by: Sarah Bates



from 8 donors

Sponsor me to walk 12.5miles to help transform the state of mental health in York and beyond

Since the pandemic, more people have come forward with mental health issues and I want to do all I can to raise money, so we can help these people. I know personally how important a 'walk outside' can help your mindset and so I want to also raise awareness and encourage others to do so.


I'm taking on The Great York Walk with some other ladies in Cawood, a 12.5 mile walking event that will help to transform mental health by raising funds for Mentally Fit York at the University of York. Mental ill-health doesn't discriminate and whether we're experts in mental health or not, we should all be able to feel safe and supported in talking to each other about our mental health.

So together with a great community of people - some with a connection to York, some with no connection - I'm going to walk 12.5 miles on the 28th May around York! 

Please donate anything you can to help my target and improve mental health in York and beyond! :) (P.S. If you want to find out more about the walk and the cause you can do so here)

about mentally fit york

My walk will be in aid of Mentally Fit York, which will promote good mental health on a local, national and international scale. Your support will be used to fund initiatives such as 24/7 mental health support for York students and research projects to further our understanding of mental health issues and the barriers to accessing support services.

Your support may also go towards providing suicide prevention training, Mental Health Nursing Scholarships or it could contribute to a range of other initiatives which are decided by an expert panel of mental health and wellbeing researchers, practitioners and advocates. Find out more about what Mentally Fit York has supported here.