Cyclists raising charitable funds on London to Paris challenge

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in Charity, News on 29th May, 2019

Three members of staff from Elysium Healthcare are taking part in Global Adventure Challenges’ London to Paris challenge to raise money for the Devon Partnership NHS Trust Charity and Heads Together, cycling 311 miles.

Our charity raises funds to make a difference to the people we care for and provides a platform which encourages recovery, wellbeing and draws closer links to the community Donations will enable us to provide above and beyond what the NHS is able to fund. This could be a therapy session which stimulates memories, the increased capacity of a vital service, or the transformation of a space which allows our patients to thrive.

Heads Together is a mental health initiative spearheaded by The Royal Foundation of The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who aim to tackle stigma and change the conversation on mental health through a series of innovative new mental health services.

The challenge will see the team from Elysium cycling from London to Paris over 4 days in June, crossing the finish line at the Eiffel Tower. Elysium Healthcare’s Director of Integration, Director of Information and Senior Governance Manager are taking part in the cycle in conjunction with Devon Partnership NHS Trust to celebrate the successful collaboration between Elysium Healthcare and NHS England in the form of Wellesley Hospital, a pilot site testing new approaches to delivering mental health care. Our cyclists are hoping to raise £5000 to raise awareness of men’s mental health.

Director of Integration Malcolm Coakley said: “I am looking forward to completing the challenge to raise funds and awareness for such a worthy cause, as I think we all know someone who has been affected by mental health problems. I already compete in triathlons but I have not taken part in a sponsored cycle ride so I have been training hard to get more saddle fit!”

Follow the ride on Twitter using the hashtag: #ElysiumLondon2Paris

If you’d like to show your support you can click here to give a donation towards this incredible biking challenge.
Or if you’d like to know more about this or any other challenges where you can support mental health then please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising at daniel.robson3@nhs.net

 

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