Seven-strong team visit Ashfield on nationwide 'Yompathon' to support mental health

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Fundraisers paid a visit to Ashfield Fire Station as part of their 3,863-mile march visiting various military and emergency service sites.

The Yompathon sees a team of seven men marching 3,863 miles over 40 days and nights, carrying 25-kilogram backpacks – ‘doing something mental to help those with their mental health’.

The team are raising money for mental health support for seven branches of the services – Royal Navy, Royal Marines, the Army, Royal Air Force, police, fire and rescue services and ambulance services.

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A spokesman for Ashfield Fire Station, on Sutton Road, Kirkby, said: “Please give them support along the way.

“They are ‘soldiering’ on, even though they have really bad blisters to their feet.”

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