Grow Mental Health’s first national fundraising activity of 2021 took place on Easter Sunday, April 4th, and the public was invited to join in. Supported by our friends in Expressway, the idea was that we all wear YELLOW to celebrate Spring after a very difficult, long winter and get out walking safely with others in our household for just 30 minutes on Easter Sunday.
The aim was twofold:
- To help with our own mental wellbeing and to give our supporters the chance to walk with us
- The registration donations would raise funds to support the delivery of our weekly nationwide peer support groups.
The walk received huge support online with some of Ireland’s key influencers promoting it on our behalf- including the Minister for Mental Health, Mary Butler. Hundreds of mental health supporters around the country signed up and tagged us in pictures of themselves enjoying the day. Over €5,000 was raised for Grow Mental Health and Bus Éireann kindly agreed to match the total with a corporate donation of €5,000.
We are overwhelmed with the positive spirit of all our supporters and a huge thank you goes out to every single person who wore yellow and donated.