Karate fundraiser helps aid local mental health charity

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A group of ten talented athletes from Ulster University Coleraine Karate Club recently completed a fitness and endurance fundraiser for local mental health charity Niamh (the Northern Ireland Association for Mental Health).

The group raised over £630 by completing an endurance test in which they did as many sit-ups and push-ups as they could manage in ten minutes in the Biko sports hall at Ulster University.

Niamh is Northern Ireland’s leading and longest established mental health and wellbeing charity that delivers a range of services which focus on mental health recovery, health and social care policy, training and counselling services for employees and staff.

Thanking the group for the funds raised, Patrick McDonald, income generation officer at Niamh said “All too often the topic of mental health is overlooked when groups are deciding which charity to fundraise for. Niamh delivers a wide range of mental health services in the Coleraine area, particularly through our student counselling service at Ulster University so it is great to see local students showing their support for our local mental health services.”

To find out about Niamh’s range of mental health support services in the Coleraine area, or the work that Niamh does to support individuals from across Northern Ireland you can visit www.niamhwellbeing.org.