A huge thank you goes to Simon and Jude Hill, who organised and cycled 2,255 miles from Lands End to John O’Goats, and back to support APP!
Starting on 21st August 2020, Simon and Jude finally finished their ride (over 47 days) by early October just in time for World Mental Health day and the birth of their latest grandchild.
At the beginning of the epic journey, the weather was against them, and Jude recalls cycling up and down relentless hills in rain and heavy wind. The couple had also decided to camp whenever possible to minimise the risk of contracting corona-virus. This meant their sleep and recovery often took place in a damp tent. As campsites began to close because of the virus, they often struggled to find a place to stay. As well as raising funds the couple have been doing all they can to raise awareness of the severe mental health illness by talking to people along the way.
Following their amazing efforts, Simon said: ‘Our aim was to raise awareness of postpartum psychosis and everyone that we met showed, interest, concern and compassion and promised to talk to others about the condition.‘
The Hills were inspired to fundraise for APP after one of their daughters suffered from Postpartum Psychosis after giving birth. You can read an article about their story here.
Simon and Jude raised such incredible awareness and funds through their JustGiving page, which you can still visit and donate to here.
Thank you Simon and Jude for your incredible efforts and support of APP and to all who have donated!
- Simon and Jude’s amazing fundraiser has raised more than £5,500.00 for APP!
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