12 September 2019

A group of friends from The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust (SaTH) will walk 40 miles through the Scottish Highlands this weekend in support of the mental health charity, Mind.

From left, Tom Wood, Sarah Thomas and Beckie Nock

Tom Wood, Beckie Nock and Sarah Thomas will spend 24-hours trekking across Pitlochry to raise awareness and money for the charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.

The trio, comprised of a Senior Charge Nurse (Tom), a Paediatric Ward Sister (Beckie) and a Senior Corporate Education Adviser (Sarah), will spend Saturday 14 September exploring the craggy landscape having already raised more than £2,500.

Tom said: “From personal experiences we all know the impact poor mental health can have one our health and wellbeing, and that is why we are really passionate about supporting the great work done by the charity.”

For Tom, completing the challenge will be made even more special considering he underwent hip replacement surgery less than 12-months ago.

He said: “The surgery went really well and everyone at the Princess Royal Hospital (PRH) in Telford were excellent, but I needed something to focus my energy on.

“Training has gone really well and we are all looking forward, with some nerves to the weekend. Sarah and her husband have been walking 20 miles at a time around Shrewsbury, as well as scaling the Wrekin, while Beckie and I have been walking from PRH to Attingham on a regular basis, before enjoying a well-earned pint at the Mytton and Mermaid!”

To sponsor Tom, Beckie and Sarah please visit https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Team/TheWalkieTalkies9

To follow the three on their adventure, follow Tom’s Twitter page @sathresustom