Michael Evans standing on a wall on his trip around Spain.

Hiker - he/him Michael Evans

Michael's fundraising journey

Why are you fundraising for us?

I am fundraising for YoungMinds because my father died when I was six years old and it was not until my early adulthood that I began to come to terms with the loss. I do not believe that I received the support that I now know I needed at the time.

I feel extremely passionately about this walk because the main purpose is to raise money for YoungMinds. This charity’s cause resonates strongly with me, as like YoungMinds, I strongly believe that no young person should lack access to the support and professional help that they are entitled to.

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What will you be doing?

On the 1 September 2022, I began a 4,500km circumnavigation of Spain, my adopted country, by foot. In doing this I aim to raise at least £10,000 for YoungMinds – the UK’s leading charity fighting to improve children’s mental health.

The walk itself will loosely follow six major pre-existing trails, and in order to keep within my strict €10-per-day budget, I will be sleeping in a tent for most of the journey!

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About Michael

Our fundraiser, Michael Evans, standing on the mountainside in Spain next to a large sign reading: España.

Tell us about yourself

I am a geography teacher who has taught for the last six years in Spain.

I have a passion for the outdoors and have walked and wild-camped all over the Pyrenees and Los Picos.

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The YoungMinds fundraising team cheering with their hands in the air at the marathon. They are wearing YoungMinds t-shirts and have YoungMinds banners.

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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.

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