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SAL Fundraising for mental health charity MIND


Strategic Allies Ltd is supporting the charity MIND through a Lands’ End to John O’Groats, 1,000 mile bike ride.

I’ve been really lucky so far in that I’ve never personally suffered form mental health issues. However it has become evident to me that as we all get older, its likely that we either know someone affected by mental health, or that we will one day suffer ourselves or our loved ones will.

We decided at Strategic Allies Ltd that we wanted to help research and care in this area. So, in September I’m embarking upon a 1,000 mile cycle ride from Lands’ End to John O’Groats – the length of the country. It requires approx. 110 miles and 6,000 feet of climbing every day for 9 consecutive days, camping locally overnight.

I have been training all year, through rain and snow early on, towards this ride and last weekend I reached an important intermediate step by completing the Dragon Ride in Wales. I reckoned that once I’d done 140 miles and 12,500 ft of climbing in one day there would be no going back. SAL/MIND kit is therefore now ordered, tent is bought, training miles are increasing and the fingernails are bitten…. but I’m now committed.

If you feel something for this cause we’d be delighted if you felt able to contribute something, however small, to my just giving page at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/johnallies

If you’ve already helped, and many have, thank you. If this isn’t for you that’s no problem as just by reading this we’ve already raised the profile of this debilitating condition.

I’ll keep you posted via this Blog so you can follow my pain.