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Just 8 days to go until R.E.D January!

Posted Sunday, 24 December 2017, 11.51am

The countdown to R.E.D January is officially on with just 8 days to go! There’s still plenty of time to get your friends and family signed up!

Say hello to your fellow REDers via the R.E.D community on Facebook. It's full of lots of support and motivation!

Read on for some simple festive fundraising ideas and all you need to get ready for R.E.D


With the whole of January still to come, team R.E.D for CEMind have already raised £549.50 via JustGiving and the challenge hasn’t even started yet!

This money alone will help support Carlisle Eden Mind's vital work. £10 helps us train one teenager in mental health awareness and how to support their friends.

Thank you for not only choosing to make a difference to your lives by signing up to R.E.D, but others too via your fundraising efforts. If you haven’t already, join the campaign on JustGiving here just click ‘start fundraising’ and you’ll be able to create a fundraising page linked to Carlisle Eden Mind and R.E.D January.

We appreciate that fundraising can sometimes feel a little daunting. To help support you, there's a R.E.D fundraising pack with lots of fun tips, along with some printable materials. Read on for more ideas.

Festive fundraising ideas

Christmas and New Year mark a great time to generate some extra sponsorship - especially when you're doing something as special as 31 days of exercise!

Whether you're popping a few coins in a jar for every run/activity you do, holding a bake sale or putting on a raffle or a quiz night - it all counts and we're here to support you. Just give us a shout if you need advice!

We’re rewarding your fundraising efforts with a medal this year. I’ve seen the design and they're fantastic!

You've been sharing fundraising ideas and tips and Facebook, thank you for this. We encourage you to keeping sharing your tried and tested ideas, top tips and successes with the team on the R.E.D January Facebook group.

Read our Festive tips here

Your R.E.D January

Whether your focus during R.E.D January is to work up to a 5k, walk around the block, enjoy regular morning swims, 10k a day, yoga in your front room, rack up 100 miles during the month or step outside your front door each day. There's no rules. The aim is to get active each day to help boost your physical and mental health.
We're excited to see where this challenge takes you!

Share your journey with the team on Carlisle Eden Mind’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages.

Ready Set Go

Set-up your fundraising page. If you're fundraising offline, download our simple Christmas fundraising ideas and a sponsorship form and you're set to go!

Join the R.E.D community on Facebook for unlimited support from fellow REDers.

Join the R.E.D Strava group to track your progress.

Find a plan in our training zone to suit your needs.

New Yoga Classes

We will running two new Yoga classes in line with R.E.D January for Carlisle Eden Mind

Yoga for Mental Health
Monday Evenings (starting 1st January 2018)
6pm – 7.30pm
Carlisle Eden Mind

Yoga for Men
Wednesday Evenings (starting 10th January 2018)
6pm – 7.30pm
Currock Community Centre

To book on a class or for more information send Caroline an email, send a text message or give her a ring: 07474 582322

Any Questions?

If you need any advice or information, please don't hesitate to contact us.

I will be around to answer your RED questions throughout the festive period (although my replies may be a little delayed on Christmas Day…!:) )

Support for you this Christmas

If you need any help and support for your mental wellbeing over Christmas, MindLine Cumbria and The Lighthouse are open EVERY EVENING, 6pm – 11.30pm throughout the festive period.

Call 0300 561 0000
Text ‘Mind’ and your question to 81066

Read Mind's information on where to find support at Christmas


Caroline Robinson

Community Engagement and Fundraising Officer



MindLine Cumbria - an independent mental health information line
T: 0300 561 0000

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