A WARRINGTON woman is making use of the lockdown to do a sponsored walk supporting Papyrus – the charity for the prevention of young suicide.
Leanne Jones is 32 and from Birchwood and normally works in a tanning salon.
But because the salon has had to close during the lockdown she is on furlough – and decided to put the free time to good use.
She plans to walk 200 miles – either with her dog or with friends who join her on a one-to-one basis from time to time to enjoy a chat and get some exercise.
So far, Leanne has raised £320.
She said: “I am passionate about helping others and making people feel good so I hope I can do this with the money I raise and the time I spend with the people joining me to help complete my target. I will be taking photos and videos along the way and keeping my mile progress updated.”
Leanne said she was supporting Papyrus because she knew people who had struggled with their mental health during the first and current lockdowns.
“I have faced a lot of hard times myself and I live on my own, so I know how it can feel to be lonely and need people to talk to, so I always offer my time to anyone who needs it.
“The walking not only raises money for the charity, but it also gets the people taking part with me out for a chat and exercise.”
Anyone who wants to support Leanne can do so at https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/leanne-jones67