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Charity is on the mind for Worthing College students

30 June 2022

Two Worthing College students have teamed up to take on a 50km trek in support of mental health support charity, MIND.

Students Katy Lewry and Dominique Amye plan to complete the impressive distance over two days across the South Downs starting on Wednesday 20 July. 
 
The importance behind the fundraiser is close to both Katy and Dominique’s hearts as they have suffered personally with mental health. 
 
Katy said: “Growing up I’ve always felt misunderstood or unheard.  
 
“Mental health is always being ignored and I want to be a part of making sure others are heard.  
 
“The world can make you feel very alone but if we all stick together and learn to support each other, everyone may feel more comfortable with expressing how they feel and I hope this enables more people to have the courage to reach out if they’re struggling.” 
 
After completing the first day of their walk, the determined duo plan to camp up on a South Downs campsite by the Seven Sisters before completing their fundraiser the following day. 
 
Although both Katy and Dominique are very active in their day to day lives, along with the support of their lecturer a secure preparation plan leading up to the event will be put in place. 
 
Amita Kendall, lecturer at Worthing College, said: “We are very proud of the girls for taking on such a tough challenge in support of a charity which plays such a huge part in the community. 
 
“I hope that fellow students, staff and members of the public support Katy and Dominique in their bid to make a key difference.” 
 
To either donate or find out further information on the walk visit https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/ourmentalhealthwalk