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Inverness Athletic get on the NC500 for Miles for Mikeysline charity fundraiser

By Alan Shields

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Inverness Athletic are taking part in Miles for Mikeysline.
Inverness Athletic are taking part in Miles for Mikeysline.

Inverness Athletic are taking part in an annual fundraiser for a mental wellbeing charity.

The club are swapping their football boots for running shoes this month as they take part in Miles for Mikeysline this month.

Players, management and the committee are planning to walk the equivalent length of two trips around the NC500 in order to raise funds for the charity.

The epic challenge will see them cover 1032 miles in total in order to support the work that Mikeysline does in providing support services to those in need of mental health advice.

A club spokesman said: “May 1 marks the start of the month long Miles for Mikeysline campaign and we wanted to not just support this fantastic campaign, but to do something a little extra to see if we could help raise some much needed funds for this amazing local Charity.

Players, coaches and committee from all squads within the club will attempt to virtually run/walk the North Coast 500, not once but twice, a total of 1032miles.

“We will give weekly updates of how we are getting on and which part of the highlands we are heading for next.

“We have set-up a Just Giving page to see if we are able to raise even a small amount to help Mikeysline and the amazing work they do for people in the Highlands. If you are able donate then please follow the link below

“Thank you to everyone for their continued support of the club and hopefully we see you at some of our amateur sides games at the Bught during the summer.”

Participants in the Miles for Mikeysline challenge are tasked with racking up the miles in whatever way they choose throughout the month of May, whether walking, cycling running or skipping.

It was launched last year as a way to raise funds and spread awareness during Covid restrictions.

Mikeysline chief executive officer Emily Stokes said: " We are really grateful for the ongoing support of Inverness Athletics and thrilled that they have signed up for our Miles for Mikeysline fundraiser.

The commitment across their team from players, management and committee to highlight mental health awareness and suicide prevention whilst supporting Mikeysine is amazing. We look forward to hearing about their progress alongside our volunteers, staff and other supporters over this next month."

Donations to the club's efforts can be made at here.

Sign up for your own challenges at www.mikeysline.co.uk

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