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Naomi walks 60km to raise funds for men’s health

Well-being activity officer Naomi Grew took part in Movember’s Move For Mental Health, walking in some of North Wales’ most beautiful scenery

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai well-being activity officer Naomi Grew raised £145 for men’s health charity Movember.

Naomi took part in Move For Mental Health, which sees participants walk or run 60 kilometres during the month of November.

She walked an average of 2km per day, with longer walks at the weekend in beauty spots such as RSPB Conwy, Nant y Coed woods in Llanfairfechan, Ogwen Falls, Llanberis and Llanddwyn Island.

On the final weekend of the month, Naomi was away in Cwmystwyth in Ceredigion, and walked the Hafod Estate, Devil’s Bridge and Bwlch Nant yr Arian nature reserve.

Naomi said: “I decided to raise money for Men's Health Awareness Month as it is something we were focusing on as a Grŵp to promote awareness.

“The more research I did, the more I felt the need, as a daughter and as a sister to two brothers, that men are often pushed aside, whether it’s their mental health or physical.

“I wanted to show my support and donate to an amazing cause, which raises money towards suicide prevention, testicular cancer, prostate cancer and more. I wanted to show that I am an ally and a supporter of the cause.”

She added: “I would like to thank my lovely colleagues and family who donated their money and listened to me over the month.”

Movember raises funds to tackle men’s mental health issues as well as prostate cancer and testicular cancer. The charity has funded more than 1,250 men’s health projects around the world since 2003.

Move For Mental Health was set up by Movember to remember the 60 men lost to suicide globally, every hour.

For more information about Movember, visit the website.

Naomi’s Movember fund-raising page can be found here.