Action Mental Health’s energetic team of peripatetic skills coaches have given new meaning to ‘relay running’, traversing Northern Ireland, raising awareness and funds as part of AMH’s Virtual Fitness Fundraiser, hosted to celebrate National Fitness Day in September.
The ‘Peripatetic Pacers’ clocked up the miles, running laps between some of Action Mental Health’s services across Northern Ireland – digitally.
The fast-paced gang weren’t content to let the restrictions of the ongoing pandemic stop them, so instead of physically passing the baton to each other, they used some clever artistic licence and a new short film to do so.
The team passed the virtual baton to each other from Downpatrick to Newtownards, Newtownards to Antrim, Derriaghy to Antrim, Antrim to Belfast, Belfast to Craigavon, and back from Craigavon to Derriaghy
The pacers did their laps on roads near AMH services and on treadmills at home, where they have been helping deliver blended services to clients both in the service and via online methods.
In just a week, the team ran 170 miles, raising £1075 but money is still being counted so if you would like to add to the total please go to their fundraising page: