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PKF Francis Clark in the run to support mental health programmes

Chartered accountants and business advisers, PKF Francis Clark, is very proud to be sponsoring the brand new “Mental Health Ultra 100” on 21 March 2020, an event that aims to stamp on the stigma attached to Mental Health issues.

The event is organised by Newquay Sports & Community Centre NSCC,) who form part of Cornwall Education Learning Trust (CELT) and will test participants on both their physical and mental strength.  The day will consist of coastal runs of three distances, with runners opting to choose whether they tackle the 100km, 50km or 20km. There is also a family 5km route which does not follow the coastline.

In addition to increasing awareness around mental health, the event will also be raising funds for a number of Mental Health Programmes that Newquay Sports & Community Centre run for students and the local community.

Jason Mitchell, Partner at PKF Francis Clark, said: “Mental health and well-being is such an important matter and something we take very seriously at PKF Francis Clark. We promote good mental health and well-being across the firm and offer support to anyone in our teams who may be experiencing a mental health issue or emotional distress. When Simon Barnes of NSCC talked us through the origins of the event, the plans they have and the use of funds raised, we were keen to be involved and share the message. We have a number of eager runners in our Truro office who are looking forward to participating, and we will also be inviting colleagues from other offices and local businesses in the community to join us”.

Simon Barnes, Director of Health, Fitness & Well-being at NSCC, added “I approached PKF Francis Clark as I know they have some keen runners (in fact I saw Jason on a recent ultra in which we were both participating) but also I am aware that they place a great deal of importance on Health & Well-being.  I am very pleased they have come on board and the vibe when I met with Jason was very positive – he definitely bought into the vision of the event. Mental Health is an issue that I am very passionate about and I hope this event succeeds in raising awareness of the importance of Mental Health and we can raise a decent amount of funds to continue with a programme of initiatives in this area.“

Matthew Willmott, Associate Director at PKF Francis Clark concluded: “I had already earmarked the 50km route at Mental Health Ultra 100 as my first ultra.  I now live and work in Exeter, but was brought up and have family in Newquay and I love the idea of myself and others participating in an ultra, which showcases the stunning coast from St Agnes and Trevose Head. I am pleased to see that this has come to fruition and I look forward to welcoming colleagues from across the firm and business community, to my home town to all raise funds for mental health.”

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FEATURING: Jason Mitchell
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FEATURING: Matt Willmott
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