As many of you know, we are partnered with the wonderful Support in Mind Scotland, who believe that anyone affected by mental health issues deserves compassionate and expert support.
With this in mind, FBB founder James has decided to take part in their 100 Streets Challenge, SiMS’ annual mental health fundraising and awareness-raising campaign, this year.
The 100 Streets Challenge offers people an opportunity to beat boredom, break up their day and stay physically active by getting outside (where possible) and walking, running or cycling around 100 streets of their choice. In times of Covid, this isn’t an option for everyone, but it’s something that we are pleased to be involved with!
Thanks to the ‘farm’ part of our name, we have plenty of space… but very few streets, so it’s going to be a bit of a virtual challenge, and James has decided to run the streets surrounding all of the SPFL clubs.
A big football fan, James was hoping to get to some of the SPFL games this season, but Covid scuppered those plans pretty quickly, so he decided visiting them virtually was the next best thing, and what better way to do it than tying it in with the 100 Streets Challenge?!
On day one, he managed to tick Albion Rovers, Brechin City, Cowdenbeath FC, Edinburgh City FC and Elgin City by running about 3.5km. Day two saw him take on the streets around Queens Park FC and Stenhousemuir FC, running just over 4.5 km.
You can donate to James’s fundraising efforts over on the Just Giving page, where he’s aiming to raise £420 (£10 for each club ticked off the list) for SiMS. The 100 Streets Challenge finished on October 10th, World Mental Health day, and anyone can take part. You don’t have to run either – go at whatever pace suits you, as long as you’re staying safe!
James says that starting to run has had a hugely positive effect on his mental health, and he’s excited to challenge himself to get out more, especially if it means raising money for our fantastic charity partner!