Beth’s Mount Kili Madness for Mind & Money!

South Somerset Crime Reduction Officer Beth Poole is hoping to raise £500 for the leading mental health charity Mind by attempting to trek to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

She will be joining a group of 22 Avon and Somerset police colleagues from 1st October to 10th October 2012, aiming to be among the successful 40% of some 15,000 people who attempt to reach the Mount Kilimanjaro Kibo summit each year on the self-funded trek via the Marangu ‘Coca Cola’ route.

Beth said, “I wanted to raise money for Mind because I have experienced the affects of mental health issues first hand, both personally and through policing.  Mental ill health does not discriminate and is often a life changing experience for everyone affected.

It is far more common than people realise but sadly is still widely misunderstood and stigmatized, meaning that many sufferers are unable to get the help and support they need for recovery.”  If you have been affected by mental health issues or would like to support

Beth in raising money for Mind, you can visit Beth’s online fundraising page at for more information and to make a donation.

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