Flynn and his mum on the Snowdon mountain with a Kermit the frog toy.

Hiker Flynn Scales

On 1 June 2023, nine-year-old Flynn walked Snowdon to raise funds for us. Then on 10 June he took on a 10km hike in the Lake District.

Flynn's fundraising journey

Why are you fundraising for YoungMinds?

I think it's important for children and young adults to have someone that they are able to talk to, and there isn't enough help.

What will you be doing and when?

I walked Snowdon on 1 June, and then I walked around the Lake District!

Flynn walking up the Snowdon trail.
Flynn looking out over the Snowdon mountain range.
Flynn with his arms in the air at the top of Snowdon.

About Flynn

Flynn holding up his Snowdon medal.

I'm Flynn, and I'm nine years old.

My mum started walking for charity in lockdown and I wanted to start walking like her. I've done a few long walks around where we live and I walked the Chiltern Hills.

Snowdon was top on my list, and I had so much support.

I love my rugby! I play for the under nines at Welwyn and have been on the Saracens pitch recently and got to go in the players' lounge and meet them all. I also got to lift the cup at Twickenham two weeks ago.

I love history and the wars - it's so interesting to me!

Why is mental health important to you?

I think it's important to have someone to talk to.

My great nan died in lockdown and I have really struggled with losing her - I get very upset and it would be helpful to talk to someone but its very hard to get hold of them.

What three words describe you best?

  • Affectionate

  • Courageous

  • Very clever

Meet more of our fundraisers

Volunteers in YoungMinds tops and yellow face paint smile and cheer with megaphone and cheer sticks.

Looking for your next challenge?

Whether you want to climb a mountain, hold a car boot sale, run a marathon or organise a quiz night, there are so many ways to raise funds for us.

However you choose to fundraise, our events team will support you the whole way.

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