Today's Follow Your Dream journal entry is written by Team Lord's Queen of Jumps, Olivia Graydon, for a charitable cause. We may not be able to tour right now, but that doesn't stop us from supporting our local communities.
This is it. I'm finally taking the plunge and (hopefully) completing the Jurassic Coast 100km challenge for charity.
The charity I am walking for is South East and Essex Mind. This is a local charity supporting mental health, well-being, and addiction. Mental health issues have touched my family, and statistically, chances are good that it's either touched yours as well or someone you know. Mental well-being is very close to our hearts; I'm sure we can all agree that 2020 has really tested us all mentally and emotionally, so I am extremely proud to be walking for Mind.
I know it's a difficult time for everyone, but if you feel moved to support this cause, any sort of donation -- or just sharing this post to increase visibility -- would be huge.
On Sunday, September 20th, my normal morning livestream slot will be from the road -- assuming all the technology works -- so that you can join me on this walk. I'm dedicating this journey to anyone who is suffering in silence, and also to my late uncle, Christopher Graydon, whom I know will be walking beside me all the way.
I'm really thankful for the support of Lord of the Dance in bringing visibility to this charitable cause. If you wish to donate, please click the link.
From the outside looking in, it's hard to understand; from the inside looking out. it's hard to explain. But mental health is something we all deal with at some point in our lives -- some more than others -- and we are stronger together than apart. Let's go for a walk.