VGC Group Hadrian’s Wall Trekking Challenge September 17th to 19th 2021
VGC Group for State of Mind Sport because we are working together to raise awareness.
Event: Hadrian’s Wall Trekking Challenge, from 17 September 2021 to 19 September 2021
Participants: Chris Ryan, Steve Kenny, Stephen Burns, Chris O’Sullivan, James Burke, James Callaghan, Tommy Hunter, Donatas Jausicas.
State of Mind Sport is VGC’s corporate charity and if you can donate anything it will be greatly appreciated!! https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/vgcgrouptrek?utm_source=Sharethis&utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=vgcgrouptrek&utm_campaign=pfp-email&utm_term=1ff73ca20a9f4535b8d8a4c111debb39
The partnership supports our workforce wellbeing strategy. We are working together to raise awareness of mental wellbeing issues in our industry. Over the past few years VGC has funded State of Mind Sport (SOMS) presentations to the workforce on major projects including Thames Tideway, M20, M23, Lower Thames Crossing, Crossrail Bond Street station and Integrated Track Team.
Our latest challenge sees a team of 10 walking 25 miles of Hadrian’s Wall over two days and will see them climb just over 3000ft.
Ciara Pryce, COO, said: “Suicide is the biggest killer of young men under 50, and workers in the construction industry are at the highest risk of suicide. We have partnered with State of Mind Sport to help embed the message to our workforce that they are not alone. There are people who will listen to you and support you.”
Chris Ryan, Managing Director, said “By using sportsmen and women we hope to send a strong message that depression and mental health issues are indiscriminate. Even the most physically strong need help.”
State of Mind Sport raises funds so that they can deliver mental fitness and suicide prevention sessions free of charge to community partners who do not have the funds to provide the training where it is most needed.
The charity harnesses the power of sport to raise awareness of the issues surround mental health and wellbeing. Presenters deliver sessions to sport, business, education and community groups, and signpost people to where they can receive care and support.