Jane has recently walked the South Downs Challenge in memory of Joe Jenkins for Renew Counselling. What an amazing effort from all those that took part!
‘My epic 55km walk on the South Downs concluded at 10pm after setting of at 9am on a bright sunny August Saturday. After the first steep climb, I was beginning to regret not doing the extra hours of walks to prepare myself for what lay ahead but myself and my team members stuck together and supported one another throughout. Despite the huge blisters at 25k, with their support, we reached an emotional end to raise over £7000 for Renew on behalf of our friend. We all felt a sense of accomplishment. We would all like to thank everyone that supported us with our challenge. Further to this we have secured more future donations by way of a ball an auction in May of next year and so we are looking forward to seeing what this brings. Thank you all again’.
Jane will be taking part in the South Coast Challenge to raise funds for Renew
Link for donations. https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/jane-whitten1
Here is Jane’s story.
On 25th August I will be taking part in The South Coast Challenge along with good friends Simon and Susannah Trowell.
As many of you know I work for a local charity called Renew Counselling where we offer much needed, subsidised counselling sessions for children, young people and adults.
Having had an awareness as a child about the difficulties that mental health can have on individuals and those around them, I was inspired to retrain and work in this field. More recently, a young man and friend Joseph Jenkins took his own life and the impact of this on his family and others around them meant that we felt impelled to attempt something quite challenging to raise money in Josephs memory for Renew which had offered him some support with his difficulties in the past.
Myself, Simon and Susannah, who were friends and teachers of Joseph, decided on the South Coast Challenge to highlight this cause and remember Joseph along the way. We will be walking 50 kilometres from Eastbourne to Brighton, over the Seven Sisters and along the South Downs Way. This promises to be a tough one with our combined ailments making it even more of a challenge. If you would like to support us in that challenge, we have set up a just giving page. This will help to keep us motivated in the weeks ahead with the training schedule that we have planned and it will mean a lot to the three of us to have your support and encouraging messages.
I know there are some of you who have been impacted by the challenges that we are raising awareness to and this local charity helps to fund the support that is needed to help make the changes to many peoples lives.
Having worked for Renew for the last 9 years, I have seen the benefits that our valuable service offers to vulnerable people. As a charity, we rely on donations to keep our service going. Wish us luck and thank you for your support. Jane
Renew’s therapeutic services are accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and we adhere to their ethical framework for the Counselling Professions 2018. Renew Counselling is a registered charity No 1084940 and a Company limited by guarantee, registered in England. Registered office: Sadlers House, 2 Legg Street, Chelmsford, Essex CM1 1AH Company No. 4099810 TM The name, logotype and four squares graphic device are registered Trademarks (Reg No: 3015144) of Renew Counselling