Women walking from Tay Road Bridge to Forth Road Bridge for men’s mental health

The group will start on the Tay Road Bridge.The group will start on the Tay Road Bridge.
The group will start on the Tay Road Bridge.
A group of women will be walking for men’s mental health tomorrow (Saturday) as they trek from bridge to bridge.

Seven women will set off from the Tay Road Bridge at 8pm on Saturday evening and follow the Pilgrim’s Way through to the Forth Road Bridge, aiming to reach the end of the walk by noon on Sunday.

They will be raising funds for Andy’s Man Club, which encourages men to discuss their mental health and aims to break down the stigmas.

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Among those walking will be Newport woman Chez Lesley, who has been staying with friend Valerie Lindsay, during lockdown.

The pair started walking small distances, then, over time, the walks got longer and the group got bigger.

The group wanted to set themselves a challenge, and decided to go from bridge to bridge.

“We feel there is not enough support for men, or not enough going on to raise awareness,” said Valerie.

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“There’s not as much of a stigma for women with mental health issues.”

The group prepared for the walk by trekking from Dundee to Perth, half the distance they will be covering this weekend.

Andy’s Man Club will be supporting the group, giving them help along the way.

“It’s brought us closer together and it’s been a good bonding session,” said Valerie.

“We’re just a bunch of crazy women walking for men.”

To make a donation to the cause, please, visit www.gofundme.com/f/bridge-2-bridge-for-andys-man-club-dundee.

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