Leeds Liverpool canal cycling challenge for mental health charity

Staff at a Leeds charity that protects and looks after waterways across the region is organising a fundraising challenge to raise awareness about mental health issues.

Thursday, 11th January 2018, 9:10 am
Updated Thursday, 11th January 2018, 9:25 am
Picture by Julian Brown 09/12/16 View of the canal The historic Leeds and Liverpool Canal is honoured with a presentation of a Special Award for Civil Engineering Heritage.The award certificate was presented to representatives of the Canal & River Trust at Wigan Pier, which marks the start of the famous Wigan Flight of 21 locks, one of the canal's most important features.

The Canal and River Trust’s Leeds branch employees will take part in a two-day-long bikeathon next month.

The office last year pledged its support to the Yorkshire Evening Post’s #SpeakYourMind campaign, which was launched in 2017 to raise awareness of mental health issues in Leeds and combat the damaging social stigma surrounding them.

And on February 1 and 2, staff at the charity’s Leeds will cycle the equivalent length of the Leeds Liverpool canal as part of their bikeathon event.

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They are taking part to raise money in aid of the Leeds Mind mental health charity, which offers services and support to people with mental health issues.

The YEP’s #SpeakYourMind campaign continues, and we want you to get involved on social media, by following our hashtag.

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