A former Rydal Penrhos pupil has said goodbye to Scotland on her record breaking ultra-marathon attempt in aid of charity.
Yvie Johnson, mother of Year 8 pupil Sydney, is trying to be the first person to run from Land’s End to John O’Groats and back, which would be a Guinness World Record.
The 35 year-old former police officer and Denbigh resident reached John O’Groats on Thursday, May 19, and has now reached the English border on her descent back to Cornwall.
Yvie said: “I reached the English border and felt pretty emotional having to leave bonnie Scotland behind. Over four weeks of journeying, the welcome has been incredible, the scenery just what I've always needed for meditative running therapy.
“I'm conscious that the end of this challenge is fast (not in running pace) approaching, and I've not been great at trying to plug the donation support to help the 5 charities continue their incredible work across the country.
“All relevant to our entire country, from primary school up, this challenge is about showing how wrong stigma is, how important physical & mental health are together, the difference that support can make, how 'Plan A' may not always work but there are 25 more letters in the alphabet to work through, and to increase some funding to the charities that do what our governments cannot: support individuals & families in coping with that spectrum of life called mental illness.”
The mother of three has set a target of £50,000 for mental health charities Bipolar UK, Mind, Scottish Association for Mental Health, Young Minds and Place2Be.
Anyone wishing to donate can do so by visiting http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/fundraiser/showFundraiserProfilePage.action?userUrl=FierceMind.