Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fundraiser Puts Mind and Body to the Test

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Fundraiser Puts Mind and Body to the Test

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PHYSICAL challenges for charity are one thing, but Mike Warrington is taking it a step further and adding a mental element to his gruelling task.

Mike, from Stockport, is joining over 60 banking colleagues to take on the 'Fourtitude Challenge' with the aim of raising £250,000 for Mental Health UK.

As well as hiking the 3,209ft up Scafell Pike, cycling 100 miles and completing a half marathon, he will also tackle a mental agility challenge - and all in the space of four days.

He is especially motivated as he has seen the effects of mental health problems on some of his closest friends and family.

The Lloyds Bank employee said: "I'm sure everyone knows someone who has experienced mental health problems - I certainly know people that have - so raising awareness of this issue is very important to me. …

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