Our very own Lewis is going to walk 250 miles in armour to raise awareness of suicide

April 14, 2020

Lewis Kirkbride, Citizens Advice County Durham’s Research & Campaign Worker and Healthier & Wealthier Network Development Officer is planning a solo march of 250 miles from York to Hastings in 4-stone of armour this September, echoing famous events of 1066 – with the aim of combatting suicide.

Lewis hopes his epic 20-day medieval challenge will inspire other men to talk, to raise awareness and raise donations for a men’s mental health peer support organisation called ManHealth.

“Men still aren’t asking for help or talking when they need to. It can feel like we are alone with nowhere to turn when mental health services and communities around us are struggling to support these men – but I want to show that people are willing to listen. Nobody needs to suffer in silence.”

If you want to support Lewis you can do so by clicking on the link below https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/1066battlewalk