Challenging yourself for the DPT Charity

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 6th June, 2024

The DPT Charity is dedicated to transforming lives by enhancing, improving, and innovating mental wellbeing services for the people we support. Recently, we have seen some incredible individuals take on the Exeter 5k Inflatable and the Exeter Great West Run to support our organisation.

    Ashley Zammit middle right with friends Ashley Zammit running with friends Alex Bott smiling

Participating in these events is an excellent way to fundraise and help us achieve our goal of making a tangible, visible, and positive impact on our patients, their carers, and our colleagues.

Here are a couple of exciting ways you can support the DPT Charity in the coming months:

Abseil: On Saturday 6 July, we are offering a thrilling opportunity to support our charity by participating in an abseil. In partnership with Haven Banks Outdoor Education Centre in Exeter, you can tackle their 65ft abseiling tower and raise funds for mental health and learning disability services in Devon. To secure your free place, all we ask is that you raise a minimum of £50.

Skydive Experience: Experience the thrill of a 15,000ft tandem skydive while raising money for essential mental health and learning disability services. We have teamed up with Skydive Buzz at Dunkeswell Airfield in Honiton, where you will receive everything you need for an unforgettable jump, including an experienced instructor. Commit to raising £395 (or more) in sponsorship to participate.

Read the full list of DPT Charity events taking place in 2024.

The wonderful team at Coombehaven Ward at The Cedars in Exeter are undertaking a series of charity fundraising events over the next year, dubbed ‘GymHaven,’ with the goal of raising £15,000 to create a dedicated patient gym. To learn more or contribute, visit the GymHaven Just Giving page.

Jade Reeves, Ward Manager, said: "Despite the strong scientific evidence showing physical exercise is good for our mental health, patients on Coombehaven Ward find it very difficult to exercise due to the lack of gym facilities. The establishment of a gym would allow patients to engage in crucial physical activities within the familiar and comforting environment of the ward. Numerous studies consistently highlight the positive impact of physical activity on the healing process and positive impact on both an individual’s mental and physical health”.

If you have any questions about fundraising or want to sign up for one of these events, please contact Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising, at daniel.robson3@nhs.net

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