During Covid 19 and the UK lockdown miles for men have continued to work around the clock to ensure that our vulnerable individuals and families have remained to be supported
As I said, I hope everyone is safe and well, i just want to share a quick msg in the hope of supporting the Covid 19 pandemic crisis.
As a key worker myself, working as an industrial fire fighter, I have teamed up with local charity MILES FOR MEN in order to support there mental health campaign ‘Minds For Men’ to raise money to help those with mental health issues during these difficult times.
I have been challenged to run 19 miles in full fire kit. The 19 miles is in aid of covid 19 and wearing full fire kit is to represent all those nhs and care home staff working day in day out in full PPE.
My target is to raise a minimum of £500 therefore any donations, no matter how big or small are hugely appreciated and will go a long way for the charity to support those with mental health issues during these difficult times.
Miles for Men is a charity that continues to support those in need, therefore this essential work and fundraising will make a massive difference to them whilst fundraising remains difficult during lockdown.
I will be completing this challenge on Saturday 2nd May 2020 starting at 1000 hrs, setting off from North Tees Hospital and finishing at Hartlepool Hospital to pay tribute to all the amazing NHS staff.
I’ll be doing this challenge alone therefore following government advice and social distance guidelines.
Thank you for taking notice, for your kindness and generosity in advance and I look forward to completing this challenge.
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+ a live video from Liam explaining his challenge.
Below are some good news stories of what the team and others have been doing during COVID 19
Easter Egg donation
Morrisons community champion Luke Ellerton has donated over 700 easter eggs to miles for men.
This amazing donation will help the team brighten a lot of children's faces this Easter. Massive thank you to Luke & Morrisons for their kind donation from all at Miles for Men
The team will be out in separate cars with people who they share a household with no more than two people pair car, social distancing will be applied by knocking on doors and then stepping 2 meters back, gloves and mask will also be worn by the team. No one in the team are currently displaying any symptoms of coronavirus- please note in the event that any of our team are to experience signs of covid 19 we will follow guidelines and self isolate
Our NHS HERO, Massive thank you to Michelle Peevor, from Hartlepool & Northtees cardiac Unit who has looked after Betty and Phill for the last 2 years and still working through these troubled times out visiting her patients at home...if you would like to nominate a unsung NHS hero please inbox
who we are working alongside with to give special gifts to our NHS HEROS
Do you have an NHS HERO that you would like to nominate?
Then please share your nomination on our Facebook page @milesformen - with a little comment about why you are nominating your hero an
Miles for men have teamed up with two local lads Josh Murphy and Brian Lesley Baines to bring carpark karaoke to bring a smile to the faces of those who are most vulnerable.
So far Josh and Brain along with miles for men team have visited approxamtley over 15 carehomes in the Hartlepool and surrounding area's, Even travelling as far as Sunderland,Seaham & Murton.
These amazing guys are giving up their free time in order to put smiles on peoples on faces during these uncertain times, this is a completely free service!
Live videos are available to view on our social media page - Facebook - @Milesformen
Enjoy the live videos ? Can you spare £1
Josh has kindly set up the above just giving page in order to help support to continue our work through these uncertain times.
Important information - the team will be following goverment guidelines by maintaining a safe 2 meter distance at all times when carrying out the carpark karaoke- also we ask that members of the public do not turn up whilst the karaoke is motion! Also can we ask all care homes to ensure staff and residents maintain social distancing!
All Team Members will b wearing gloves, Each singer has their own individual microphone.
Mikaela Day Aged 3
is our Youngest Volunteer here at miles for men walk for women.
This little treasurer loves nothing more than helping her daddy and the team in supporting the local community.
On Sunday 19th April 2020 this amazing little girl helped to brighten a ladys day!
We received a message from the lady's brother who was concerned about his sister, He explained that he was worried about his sister as she was having a tough time at the moment! Due to current circumstances she is unable to see her husband. Of course we were more than happy to help!.
The team then arranged for some flowers and chocolates to be delivered by our youngest volunteer along with her daddy to the lady, with a card to let her know she's not alone, were are here to support her. Needless to say the Lady was overwhelmed with her surprise, which had all been organised by her loving brother.
On saturday the 2nd of May Liam Lewis a local fire fighter completed a his 19 mile run challenge.
Liam started his journey at 10am from North tees Hospital running through Stockton, Billingham and into Hartlepool.
All in full fire kit in order to raise awareness of the all the NHS and Care workers who have to work long hours in full PPE.
Throughout his run Liam received so much support from the public which helped him push through to the end.
Liam said at some points he struggled to keep going due to cramp along with physical exhaustion, however he powered on using mind over matter and completed the entire run in under 5hrs.
Liam orginally set out to raise £500
To date Liam has raised over £7,500
Truly inspirational - All the team at miles for men / Minds for men would like to say a personal thank you to Liam.
Khalysis - We're so proud to say we produced, recorded and made the video to this all by ourselves.. however, it wouldn't have been possible without every single one of you who sent videos to us
We thought this video might bring some much needed positivity to our town, as well as try to highlight the good things that happen and people that live here
We thought we would use this video to continue to help raise money for the fantastic charity that is Miles for Men/Minds for Men. We're posting the link below following on from the amazing work Liam Lewis has done by running 19 mile in full Fire Kit, please give anything you can
Well done to everyone giving to others in these testing times. We hope you like this video.
Thank you everyone!
Adam Garrington & Callum Atter set themselves a huge challenge in support of Minds for Men, Miles for men's new mental health piolt scheme.
The Lads challenge consisted of cycling 32 miles for Newcastle United FC to Hartlepool United FC in memory of Adams dad and support of anyone who is sufferng with mental health.
Adam and Callum are completing this challenge in the hope of raising money for Minds For Men They also wanted to help as many people as possible to overcome mental health and to understand its ok not to be ok.
Adam & Callum started their journey from St James Park on the 6th June 2020. On arrival they where greeted by Newcastle FC Manager Steve Bruce.
The lads then set of on their epic journey at 10am From Newcastle cycling 32 miles to Hartlepool United FC where they completed their challenge by 13.00hrs.
Adam & Callum had originally set their fundraising target at £350 We are pleased to announce that they completely smashed this target by raising a total of £1,680 .00
Miles For Men /Minds for Men would like to say a huge thank you to Adam & Callum