Team Not Just Travel’s story
More than 50 people will be trekking to the Lost City in Colombia on a mission to raise as much money for Mind as possible this October.
For Not Just Travel co-founders Steve Witt and Paul Harrison, the charity challenge has a special significance.
Steve’s brother and business partner Robin was diagnosed with rapid onset frontal temporal dementia aphasia at the age of just 42. This very rare form of dementia means that Robin, a father of two young children, not only has dementia, but has also lost the ability to communicate. This naturally has had a detrimental impact on his overall mental health and well-being.
Steve and the Not Just Travel team have chosen Mental Health charity MIND as their 2019 charity partners and all funds from the trek will go towards funding essential projects. MIND wants to ensure that no one faces a mental health problem alone.
They provide advice and support to those who need it as well as campaigning to raise awareness, promote a better understanding of all mental health conditions and improve services. MIND supports over 390,000 people across England and Wales, offering crisis helplines, counselling, befriending and employment
or training schemes.