Local football player smashes £10,000 charity target

Chloe Bellerby and her dad standing on the pitch at Harrogate Town Football Club

4:28pm 16th April 2018
(Updated 4:38pm 16th April 2018)

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Local teenager and football player Chloe Bellerby has raised over £10,000 for Mind, a mental health charity, by walking from Leeds to London. 

She was inspired to complete the walk after her own encounter with depression. Though she had her dad for company on the walk, Chloe admits it was a struggle. 

"I think the second day was the hardest. I broke down, I thought  'I can't do it anymore', but a few people tweeted me and rang me and just said 'You can do it, just remember why you're doing it' and that's what got me through it. "

Chloe is Team Captain of the girls' development team, and Harrogate Football Club rallied support for her fundraising. From charity events in support of Mind, to raffles held to help fundraise, Chloe's £10,000 was reached in the weekend after she finished the walk.

Donations are still being accepted on Chloe's JustGiving page.

You can hear more about Chloe's experience of the walk and what motivated her to take on the challenge, as well as the support from Harrogate Town Football Club, when Beth Parsons went to find out more:

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