One Man and His Dog

Posted On 15 Apr 2021
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A South Kent Mind supporter and his rescue dog, Meg, are taking up the Clocking a Million’ challenge to help raise awareness and funds for the local mental health charity.

The impact of lockdown has played havoc for the charity who remain heavily reliant on supporters participating in organised fundraising events to cover the cost of the essential services and activities they provide. So every little effort makes a difference.

When Meg’s owner, Tom Langlands, noted the average UK dog walks over 1000 miles each year, he realised they were both more than up to ‘Clocking a Million’ metres in 2021 as part of a regular dog-walking routine.

A fun, simple and safe way to make a difference in challenging times.

Tom said “We’ve taken our existing routine and given it a dynamic spin that’s created a much needed focus and direction coming out of lockdown.’

With the distance of all walks tracked on his iPhone’s Health App, Tom and Meg are hoping to hit the million metre target as early as June. They may well choose to go on and clock a further million, by foot and paw, before the year’s out.

As an added bonus the team have already got themselves, and their ward of Cheriton, on the South Kent Superstars wall of fame.

While it’s hard not be in awe of endurance athlete’s who can perform super human feats AND raise funds for South Kent Mind, it’s important to remember we can all play a role in making a difference.

You don’t have to be fast or fit just committed and enthusiastic.

If you would like to get involved we have a whole section dedicated to Challenges and Events on our website, including the ‘Clocking a Million’ challenge.

Alone or together, with family, friends or pets, don’t miss out on an opportunity to take regular outdoor exercise and give back to your community by helping others.

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