With around 35 members in the team, made up of both Lancashire Mind colleagues and ‘civilians’, each one has played a massive role in this event so far.
Originally set the challenge to cover the equivalent of the palatine Lancashire border of 417 miles, the team stormed through these miles within the first week! And doubled it by the start of the next...
The success is not only the mileage covered and also every penny raised, it is also the community that has now been built within the Breaking Boundaries Facebook Group.
The Facebook Group members share their progress daily including their fitness tracker mileage
It’s been humbling to see all of these wonderful people gather together and motivate each other considering the social distancing that’s still in effect. Having never met each other, the group continues to be a place of sharing, caring and energy for the cause.
Katherine and Alice have been clocking up the miles and sharing their dedication vest cards.
We wanted to check in with a couple of the ‘Boundary Breakers’ to see what they've been up to and ask them why this event means so much to them...
‘I chose to do the Challenge, because getting outside is one of the best things for my mental wellbeing and being a part of this group is keeping me accountable as part of a community!’ Amy
Sharon was in her element being out there in all weathers, collecting every mile she could. A fantastic colleague and ambassador of the event.
‘I am a Boundary Breaker as mental health is very important as well as physical health. So exercising to raise funds helps a great charity and has benefits for me.’
‘I chose to be a boundary breaker because I believe raising mental health awareness is an important step towards making mental health part of everyday conversation.’
Helen & George have contributed significant miles to the cause, by running, walking and cycling
Chris taking to the roads as he continues to contribute many miles for our total.
‘I chose to be part of breaking boundaries for Lancashire minds as its very close to my heart with many of my close family suffering with mental health issues. I personally know that exercise particularly in nature really helps my mental health.’
‘My name is Roxy and I am part of the charity committee at Studio Retail Ltd. As a committee we were keen to support and get involved with this Breaking Boundaries challenge to help towards achieving our own 417 miles between us 💙💪🏼Mind has been one of our nominated charities at Studio for the past year and following CV19 it’s heightened the importance more than ever. So all 8 of us are stepping/peddling or striding those miles to raise awareness and raise a few pennies.’
Studio Retail Ltd, Charity Comittee
Some members of the extended Boundary Breaker team