Alba’s adventures to promote mental health
Meet Alba, she’s eight and since March 2021 has been on a mission to raise awareness for mental health and charities supporting it.
For those who don’t know her, she’s doing it for her daddy and those just like him. From only three months old, Alba was visiting him in psychiatric hospitals while he did all he could to get well enough to be home. They did bedtimes via facetime, supervised visits and Christmas in family rooms on the wards of big hospitals. And now Alba wants to do all she can to change the way people see and talk about mental health.
She’s achieved so so much in such a short sapce of time, walking hundreds of miles, and thousands of steps and raising over £20,000 during this time.
And now she’s planning another attempt. On January 21 Alba will arrive in Amble. She will stay the night ready to start her 100 mile trek the following day, walking all the way down to Redcar, doing it in only seven days.
Following this she’ll be back in Amble in February and walk north to the England/Scotland border.
In September Alba walked from Redcar to Spurn Point on the mouth of the River Humber, so by the end of February she will have walked the border to Spurn over three weeks. In March she’ll be starting her longest multi day hike of two weeks, 200 miles south to around Hunstanton in Norfolk.
Alba is supporting Mind throughout 2023, starting with Leeds Mind, then in March supporting the Hull and East Yorkshire branch.
She’ll be rocking her yellow croc wellies, bright odd socks and huge smile. You may spot her running, dancing, singing, making sandcastles and happily waving and chatting to anyone on route.
You can read all about her on her website, so give her a ‘follow’ to follow her journey.
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