Students at the University of Lincoln are raising money for mental health charity MIND by running 27 miles over the course of 27 days.
People representing the university are currently sitting 16th in a table of colleges and universities with over £7000 raised so far.
The number 27 represents the percentage of students who have struggled with mental health issues, with the challenge raising awareness and money for the mental health charity.
Sophie Yeaman is a third-year psychology student at the University and also set up a ‘well-being café’ at the University. She says it is key to raise awareness for mental health, especially with students.
“It’s really difficult to understand if you haven’t experienced mental health issues before. I know so many people who have been fine all their lives and are struggling with their mental health.”
With the University of Lincoln students raising £7162.65 and counting, they sit in the top 20 for most money raised out of 178 institutions taking.
Becka from the Peace of Mind society said this event was ‘ingenious’ by Mind.
“It is such a brilliant concept and everyone I spoke to who took part said they thoroughly enjoyed it.”
To take part in the MIND 2727 challenge yourself, follow the link below.