Giving back to the Trust that saved my life

Posted by Devon Partnership Trust in #ProudofDPT, Charity, Mental health, News on 5th February, 2019

Following a suicide attempt in July 2018 Daisy was initially admitted to The Cedars in Exeter and then moved to the Moorland View ward at North Devon District Hospital.

Daisy said: “Whilst in hospital, I received incredible care in a nurturing and supportive environment where I was able to make the first steps in my recovery. Since being discharged Devon Partnership NHS Trust continues to look after me and the fact that I am saying this is a testament to the staff on the wards. I’m choosing to raise money for The Cedars and Moorland View so that more people can have access to the mental health care they need”.

Daisy’s love of wild swimming has contributed significantly to the recovery of her mental health, which is why she’s decided to take on the Dartmoor Open Water Swim on June 16, and the Exmoor Open Swim on September 29, choosing to do a distance of 2k at both events.

Daisy said: “I have only ever done a 1k open water swim, so two 2k swims will be a great personal challenge for me”. You can sponsor Daisy by clicking here.

We also have three free places available for people wishing to join Daisy and take on the 2k or 4k Dartmoor Open Water Swim and support Our Charity. There is no minimum sponsorship target. All we ask in return for a place is that you raise as much sponsorship as you can, which makes a difference to the people we care for and provides a platform which encourages recovery, wellbeing and draws closer links to the community.

To enter this incredible challenge, or for more information on Our Charity please email Daniel Robson, Head of Charity Fundraising on daniel.robson3@nhs.net.

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