Mental health and homelessness campaigner Steve Carr is walking from his home town of Swindon to Downing Street during the first week of September to deliver his findings from across the UK.
Steve recently completed a three month walk from Land’s End to John O’Groats, returning on 3 May.
During this trek he stopped to speak in Manchester at Business Rocks 2016 and had a curry dinner at Swindon Fire Station as well as celebrating his 40th birthday.
Upon his return to Swindon Steve launched his latest venture ‘Mindcanyon’ which aims to combat mental health issues and homelessness in the town, and hopes it will become a one stop portal for anyone dealing with these issues.
Steve said: “I am planning to conclude my walk to Downing Street with support from local MPs Robert Buckland and Justin Tomlinson and I’m also hoping to be joined at some point by Pride of Swindon winner Ricardo Defazio.
“I will be raising funds for TWIGS Community Garden in Swindon.”
Steve has also just announced he will be cycling from Liverpool to Land’s End as part of an awareness campaign for PTSD sufferers in the UK.
Steve said: “Armed with just £100 and my tent I walked 1000 miles from one end of the country to the other in 90 days. Whilst in Liverpool I met up with Luciana Berger, who at the time was shadow cabinet minister for Mental Health. Luciana is now running for position of Mayor of Liverpool.
“On Tuesday the 26 July I shall be setting off on another awareness raising campaign, this time I’m cycling from Liverpool to Lands End. 259 miles over 5 days. The reason for the campaign is to raise awareness for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
“PTSD can develop immediately after someone experiences a disturbing event or it can occur weeks, months or even years later. PTSD is estimated to affect about 1 in every 3 people who have a traumatic experience, but it’s not clear exactly why some people develop the condition and others don’t.”
If you would like to contribute to raising awareness with Steve please visit TWIGS Community Garden in Swindon and maybe purchase a plant or two, or even drop in to the cafe.
Steve will also be posting vlogs to the Mindcanyon Facebook page over the 5 day period to keep you up-to date on how the venture is going.