Daniel pulls together for mental health

AN Antrim man will be rowing the length of the English Channel in aid of charity.

Daniel Logan, originally from Rathenraw but now living in Riverside, is completing the challenge on a rowing machine in aid of Action Mental Health.

“This equates to a 26.2 Mile row (42,165 Metres) the same distance as a full marathon.” he said.

“I plan to do it in one sitting only stopping to hydrate.

“I estimate it will take me between four and five hours to complete.

“Over 250,000 people suffer with a mental health problem, mental illness affects one in five people in Northern Ireland.

“When matched to other countries Northern Ireland has the highest rates of mental ill health - 25 per cent higher than in England.

“More than 70 per cent of people who die through suicide are unknown to mental health services.

“Half of all these problems start before the age of 14.

“Those are truly shocking statistics - and that is what has driven me to attempt this challenge.

“Action mental health can support local peoples mental health and well-being through their recovery services which offer we-being, vocational and employability programmes.

“In addition to this they offer emotional and resilience programmes in schools and the community to build a more resilient youth, foster healthier work places for the future and create a more caring and nurturing environment for generations to come.

“As a charity very close to my heart I would like to raise 1p for every metre that I will be rowing, in turn raising £421.65, raising awareness about mental health in the process.”

Daniel will complete his remarkable feat of endurance at Evolve Health and Fitness in the Enkalon Industrial Estate on Saturday, May 2.

To support him, log on to https://www.justgiving.com/

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