Harrogate teenager to walk to London to raise awareness of mental health

Harrogate teenager to walk to London to raise awareness of mental health

Published by The Stray FM News Team at 6:02am 5th December 2017. (Updated at 9:50am 5th December 2017)

A teenager from Harrogate is gearing up for a charity walk from Leeds to London.

Chloe Bellerby was diagnosed with depression last year and wants to raise awareness of the condition.

In April she is hoping to raise £10,000 for the mental health charity MIND by walking 195 miles to London.

Speaking about why she took on the challenge, Chloe said:

"I don't think many people know about mental illness in school.

"A lot of kids feel down or don't know how to speak out about something, but they don't associate it with a mental illness.

"If schools did have something in place then they could get the support the need."

The 17-year-old will also travel to America in July next year to take up a soccer scholarship.

She has been part of the Harrogate Town Ladies team since it began last year.

To donate click the link below:

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/chloe-bellerby

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