FIFE MSP AND STAFF READY TO TAKE ON MUNROS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Published date : 13 Aug 2021

FIFE MSP AND STAFF READY TO TAKE ON MUNROS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

Friday, 13 August 2021

For immediate release

Mid Fife and Glenrothes MSP Jenny Gilruth and members of her office team have committed to walking four of Scotland's Munros in one day to fundraise for mental health charity SAMH.

The constituency MSP will take on four Munros - a Munro is a Scottish mountain over 3,000 feet in altitude - in Perth and Kinross this September as part of a Mountains Mend Minds campaign for Scots to 'Hike a Hill' for mental health.

Mountains Mend Minds is a website promoting the mental health benefits of hillwalking and was founded last year by Glenrothes hillwalker Ross Cunningham.

Launching her fundraiser for local SAMH services, Jenny Gilruth MSP for Mid Fife and Glenrothes said:

“The Covid-19 pandemic has tested our mental health in ways perhaps that we could never have foreseen, which is why I’m determined to ‘Hike a Hill’ along with my hardworking constituency team for Scotland’s mental health.

“Improving mental health is a priority for the Scottish Government and is an issue that I have raised since first being elected. I used my first Members’ Business debate in the Scottish Parliament to highlight the importance of mental health education to improving young people’s lives, and I’ll continue to support government work to improve mental health.

“The mental health social care support SAMH provides to adults and young people locally and nationally is so important, and I’m pleased that every penny raised through my fundraiser will go directly to Sam’s Café services in Leven and Glenrothes. Please donate through my JustGiving page if you can – every donation will help to make a real difference locally.”

Cindy Cosgrove, Community and Events Fundraiser at SAMH said,

“We’d like to say a big thank you to Jenny and her team for taking on ‘Hike a Hill’ for Scotland’s mental health. The funds raised will go directly to our peer support service, Sam’s Café, based in Leven and Glenrothes. We wish them all the very best for the day!”

 

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