'An opportunity to explore the city we both grew up in'

Laura and I completed our 100 Streets Challenge across Edinburgh on Sunday and we were blessed with a beautifully sunny day! Sporting our t-shirts proudly we set off from Comely Bank and ended up in Joppa – walking over 18k.

Whilst we had a map, a list of the  of the first 20 streets we’d go to and  a general idea of where we’d like to get to, we didn’t plan the whole route in advance. Instead, we wanted to take the opportunity to explore the city we both grew up in and look for quirky little places we’d always wondered about – or had never even heard of! We met several people on the way who asked us about the Challenge and Support in Mind Scotland. Many more of our supporters commented on the need to raise awareness of mental health issues and ensure that not only are these issues talked about, but that services are more available and accessible to those needing support.

We really enjoyed the challenge and we’re pleased to report that, whilst we set an original fundraising target of £250,  as of today  we’ve raised £868.75 in donations (including Gift Aid) through Just Giving https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/laura-dewar

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Laura and Maureen's 100 streets

Comely Bank to Joppa, Edinburgh, 13/8/17