K Foley team walks miles for World Suicide Prevention Day

A team of fundraisers from across the K Foley McDonald’s group have taken part in a charity walk. 

A group of three staff from the People Team at K Foley were joined by other restaurant-based colleagues for an autumnal walk as part of the Walking to Prevent Suicide Challenge to mark World Suicide Prevention Day. 

The ten-mile walk began at the K Foley Cromer restaurant and ended in the centre of Mundesley, with the dedicated team undertaking the challenge to help raise money for K Foley’s charity partner Norfolk and Waveney MIND.   

Culture and Wellbeing Manager Simon Bean said: 

“By taking part in this challenge, we hope to have raised awareness of how Norfolk and Waveney MIND can help ensure that no one has to face a mental health problem alone, whilst also helping to raise awareness and reduce the stigma associated with mental health. 

“Our People Team together with many of our Business Managers and Assistant Managers are Mental Health First Aiders, which provides vital support to employee well-being across our group of restaurants. 

“The walk went really well, we raised £130 for completing our leg of the relay and would like to say thank you to everyone who sponsored us. We all enjoyed it –  it was a great chance to get out together and talk. We walked ten miles rather than the planned eight as I’d taken the original distance based on walking along the beach, whereas we took the coastal path which zig zags and added to our mileage a bit.” 

MIND offers resources that include suicide prevention and complex bereavement services, free suicide awareness and intervention training, peer group support for those bereaved by suicide, as well as 1:1 practical and emotional support for individuals bereaved by suicide. 


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