DURING the month of January a Crediton woman is raising money, and more importantly, awareness of the challenges that many people face due to mental health affecting their everyday lives in many different ways.

Debbie Keast says she is completing a challenge to support the vital work the charity Mind does through many different avenues.

Debbie explained: “I joined the nationwide campaign and the goal is to do a minimum of 31 minutes exercise for the 31 days of January (many of you know I walk regularly so am doing more like two hours-a-day).

“Back in 2014, I went through a really awful time and know first-hand the devastation it can cause not only to the one suffering but families too.

“I’m so thankful, a decade on, to be in a much better place and that was made possible by family/friends and my church family through prayer.

“I knew God was carrying me in my recovery, this is why it’s so important to me.”

Debbie thanks all those who have donated to-date.

She is almost at the £400 mark and hopes more people would like to donate.

If you would like to donate, check out this link on Facebook: https://www.moveformind.org.uk/fundraising/debs-move-for-mind-new-year-challenge .