Take the lead and join our 118km walking and fundraising challenge for Mind. Join thousands of paw-some Mind supporters challenging themselves and their furry friends.
We've chosen 118km for this challenge to represent the staggering 118,000 enquiries and calls answered on our phonelines in 2020/21. Since then, more people than ever have been struggling with their mental health.
Will you help us in the fight for better mental health by taking part and raising vital funds?
Join the challenge and get your very own Mind ulti-mutt doggy bandana. By joining our Facebook group you'll also be part of a supportive and motivating community (not to mention daily pup-dates).
To get started and claim your doggy bandana simply:
Join our June Dog Walking Challenge Facebook Group by clicking the button at the top or bottom of this page.
Click on the link in the group to create your fundraiser and register for your dog bandana.
Share your page across social media with family, friends and colleagues.
Get out and get moving for better mental health!
We will be with you every step of the way and if you have any questions please get in touch at: [email protected]
It's a virtual fundraising challenge hosted on Facebook. We're challenging all you fur-tastic dog owners out there to walk 118km in June with your partner in crime and raise money for Mind. Using Facebook means you can easily set up a fundraising page and we receive 100% of the money donated to your page.
To get started and register for your free doggy bandana simply join our Facebook group here. In the group you'll be able to complete a quick form for so we can post the bandana, create your personal fundraising page, and meet other amazing fundraisers. You'll be part of a paw-some community with loads of tips, support, and inspiration. Not to mention being able to share lots of photos of your dog!
We recommend setting up a Facebook fundraising page. You can do this in under 2 minutes after joining our dog walk Facebook group - the instructions are pinned to the group for ease. You can join the group here. We'll be on hand to provide helpful tips and support you with your fundraising efforts too.
We recommend using Facebook to fundraise for this challenge. This allows us to keep track of totals and receive 100% of your donations. But, if you do need an alternative, you can fundraise by setting up a Just Giving page here. Whatever tool you choose to fundraise with, don’t forget to join our supportive Facebook group here!
If someone wants to donate to your challenge and doesn’t have Facebook, the best thing is to collect their donation offline. You can then donate it directly to your fundraiser yourself. Alternatively, you can create a Just Giving page here.
It’s entirely up to you! There are many apps to keep track. We recommend Strava and have set up a club for the challenge. Join the June dog walk Strava group here. You'll also receive a paper tracker to easily note down your daily distances. Don't forget to regularly share your progress and get those donations!
Of course you can! The challenge is for everyone. We chose 118km to represent the 118,000 calls we answered in 2020/21 but if you'd like to set your own target then that is fine. Whatever distance you complete will make a difference. The important thing is getting out and raising vital funds for mental health.
Your fundraising will help us be there for anyone who needs us by providing support and access to the right information. To learn more about the services Mind offers, please visit our website.
No, there’s no minimum fundraising amount. Every penny you raise in June will go straight to Mind. All funds will help provide lifesaving information and support to anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
After registering for the bandana through the Facebook group, we are aim to have both bandana and marker with you in time for the event start date on June 1. However, we are facing high demand and as such we may post the marker and bandana out separately, so please don't worry if you only receive one. If you haven't received your bandana by June 1 then please let us know on the Facebook group or email us at: [email protected]. Thank you for your patience.
people in the UK will experience a mental health problem in any given year
queries answered by our helplines in 2019–20
people accessed our information in 2019–20