Students at City of London Academy Islington (COLA-i) completed a 5K walk in Victoria Park, East London on Saturday 23rd June to raise money for SANE.
SANE has been working closely with the school to raise awareness and understanding of mental health problems among children and young people. The project forms part of SANE’s 25th anniversary Year of the Black Dog campaign, which aims to give people, especially those in younger age groups, a new language with which to express their inner feelings of anxiety, depression and loneliness, to talk more openly and seek help.
Hannah Taylor-Kensell, teacher at City of London Academy Islington, who organised the walk said "I am so proud of the students and their mature attitude towards raising awareness of mental illness. Their dedication and enthusiasm have been an inspiration".
SANE would like to thank everyone at City of London Academy Islington for organising and taking part in this event.
The event was featured in the Islington Gazette (page 16).