Glossop woman tackles steep challenge to help set up project

A Glossop woman has taken part in a triple three peaks challenge to help raise funds for a new mental health scheme.

Emily Taylor, from Sheffield Road, decided to take on the challenge to raise money to help set up a new mental health project.

On April 3 she tackled the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge - Pen-Y-Ghent, Whernside and Ingleborough - and completed it in seven hours.

A week later she undertook the Peak District Three Peaks Challenge. Emily battled through snowstorms to conquer Black Hill, Bleaklow and Kinder Scout - 20 miles and around 12,500ft of climbing.

Last weekend she took on the Lake District 3000s - the four highest mountains in England - Scafell Pike, Scafell, Helvellyn and Skiddaw.

Emily’s efforts will go towards £5,000 needed to initially fund two mental health pilot projects - one in the north and the other in the south - to provide outdoor therapy for people who are waiting for NHS therapy to begin.

Emily said: “With Covid-19 taking up so many NHS resources, people are having to wait longer for therapy. Not many patients are in a position to pay for private sessions. We hope to begin the pilot projects soon and once we have data we will be able to apply for National Lottery grants and money from the Government.

“We need outdoor counselling, shorter waiting times, peer-support walking groups and educational outreach projects to teach young people about using walking and nature as a coping strategy and we need it all now.”

Every penny donated will be used to support the mental health of people in desperate need and start a revolution in mental health support. To donate, visit https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/trigsofficialfoundation 

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