Matt is back in aid of Mental Health UK!

News at Waterfords | 29/01/2022

Last year, Waterfords Lettings Manager, Matt Blackman, set out to raise money for Mental Health UK. Completing both a 5k Tough Mudder and a 10k Spartan race alongside many Waterfords colleagues, allowed Matt to raise over £2000 for this fantastic charity!

We are delighted to announce that he’s back in 2022 with an even longer list of events to continue with his fundraising for this incredibly worthwhile cause:

  • 8th May: 5k Spartan Race
  • 22nd May: 5k Tough Mudder
  • 9th – 12th: Three Peaks Challenge
  • 17th July: 10k Spartan Race
  • 21st August: 10k Tough Mudder
  • 24th September: 15k Tough Mudder
  • 8th October: 21K Spartan Race


Matt’s story…

Matt comments “This year I wanted to do something again, so I have decided to go even bigger and better. I have somehow managed to get a great group of either really stupid, really brave (or maybe both) individuals together! I will have Ben, Shaun, Elise, Steffan and my stepdad joining me for one or more of various events across 6 months this year.”

During the pandemic I started to suffer from Mental Health this was new to me, I have never really suffered from mental health until now and it’s got me thinking if I am suffering, how are all the people who are already suffering feeling?

1 in 4 people! Yes you read that right, but let me emphasise - 1 in 4 people will suffer with a mental health problem of some kind each year in the UK. 1 in 6 will report experiencing a common mental health problem like anxiety every week 

Mental health UK provides multiple programs and help across the United Kingdom and continues to add them with your support. Feel free to check out their website for more information -

If you would like to follow my journey and keep up to date with the ongoings, ask me any questions you would like to and don’t forget to share, DONATE and of course tell everyone about this and the amazing work Mental Health U.K. do every day to support our family, our friends and our colleagues.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.”


Support Matt and the Waterfords team!

You can follow us on Facebook or Instagram to see our progress and support us along the way. Your messages of support are hugely appreciated to push us through the challenge! Any amount, big or small will be hugely appreciated and will help this fantastic charity to keep supporting those in mental health crisis, their carers, family and friends.