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1st August 2017

​NEPO’s charity climb raises over £1,200 for Mental Health North East

NEPO has raised over £1,200 for Mental Health North East by climbing Skiddaw Mountain in the Lake District.

A team of 11 colleagues from NEPO set out on Friday 28 July 2017 to climb the 3,000ft mountain, which is the sixth-highest in England. The group battled the elements to raise money for Mental Health North East who work to improve and protect mental health services in the region.

Nicola Shelley, Associate Director at NEPO, said:

“We would like to say a huge thank you to all of our sponsors for helping us raise much-needed funds for our charity of the year, Mental Health North East. Over recent months the NEPO team have undertaken a number of activities such as bakedays and dress down days, but the mountain climb was undoubtedly our most challenging effort to date. I am incredibly proud of everyone who participated and look forward to sharing further updates on our fundraising efforts.”

Lyn Boyd, Chief Executive at Mental Health North East, added:

“We are extremely grateful to NEPO and their generous supporters for fundraising for Mental Health North East. This will bring real benefits to mental health services in the region, helping with activities such as our Greening the Gap Project. This support is particularly welcome at this time when we are experiencing an unprecedented increase in people suffering mental distress. The funds raised will allow our all-volunteer MHNE team to continue its work in supporting people and advocating improvements to mental health services on behalf of people throughout the North East. To find out more, visit our website at"

To find out more about NEPO’s fundraising for Mental Health North East and to donate, please visit