Peterborough man's nationwide journey to raise money for Mind

A Peterborough man has raised over £4,000 in just under four months for mental health charity Mind.

Monday, 15th August 2016, 1:10 pm
Updated Monday, 15th August 2016, 2:15 pm
John Bloodworth next to his motorhome

John Bloodworth (42) set off on April 25 from Peterborough’s Create and Craft TV, his former workplace and sponsors for the event, on his epic journey to visit every county in the UK aiming to raise £20,000.

The trip is being made in his motorhome and has so far travelled over 6,000 miles visiting 14 of the 92 historic counties of the UK.

During his journey, John is visiting craft groups, organising workshops and sharing his crafting knowledge.

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This craft-filled journey is inspired by the help John received from Mind in helping him move forward in life after suffering from severe depression and anxiety.

Commenting on his journey, John said: “I am delighted to be able to undertake this challenge in order to spread creativity and raise money for Mind as both are close to my heart and have meant a lot to me in the past.

“Having Create and Craft TV sponsor the challenge is also an honour as they are one of the longest established craft companies in the UK and they, and their audience, share my view that creative pastimes can have a positive impact on your mood.”

John’s journey is due to finish April 2017.

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