APP volunteer Emily Saunders has even more reasons to celebrate this Christmas as she has just come to the end of an incredible year long Miles for Mums and Babies challenge!
Over the last 12 months she has walked an amazing 1000 miles to raise funds and awareness for APP. Emily took on this mammoth challenge to help support other families affected by postpartum psychosis. She suffered from postpartum psychosis and severe postnatal depression and anxiety after her daughter was born back in 2017.
Emily now volunteers with APP to help raise awareness. She says: 'Through APP I have met inspiring, strong women who survived this illness and with whom I can share experiences'
Emily has continued to walk throughout this year, fitting it in around her job and busy family life. She says: 'Walking is something which really helps my mental health and was so important to my recovery. I love being in the fresh air, enjoying nature, taking time to think, listening to podcasts and spending time both alone and with friends and family.'
Not only has Emily walked 1000 miles, and been supported by nearly 40 donors, she's also sponsored herself - saving a little bit each week to reflect the miles she's done for APP.
Read more and add your support for Emily here: www.justgiving.com/page/emily-saunders-1000milewalk
But Emily is not alone in her mission to raise funds for APP though – her partner Andy is also taking on his own challenges. In October he completed the Macclesfield Half Marathon and next March, he’ll be heading to France to take on the Paris Half Marathon!
Do add your support to help him get through these harsh winter training days… www.justgiving.com/page/andrew-rolfe-1700334019667
What an amazing couple! The biggest thank you from all of us at APP to Emily, Andy, their family and all those who have supported them.