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Family fun day at Woodborough pub for mental health wellbeing charity

John has chosen to dedicate his life to sharing his love for Jake and using the strength from that love to help others.


A charity is hoping a fun day will help raise vital funds to help empower those suffering from mental health problems.

The fun day is being held at the Nag’s Head in Woodborough and is being organised by Walking4Hope – a new Nottinghamshire mental health charity.

The event is taking place on Saturday, September 2, from 1pm until 6pm and families will be able to enjoy face painting, games a bouncy castle, raffle and entertainment.

The money raised will help the charity to empower individuals and families experiencing mental health problems to make informed choices about how they live and recover and they achieve this by promoting resilience through nature.

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Jake, the son of John Bell, charity director took his own life in 2020 aged just 15 and the sad event was the reason behind him founding the charity.

PICTURED: Jake who sadly passed July 17, 2020 (Walking4Hope)

Being Ex-Army, John spent the first year after Jake’s passing, pushing himself through physical challenges to counter balance his mental struggles. This led to John being able to find a place of solitude in the great outdoors and building resilience through nature.

John has chosen to dedicate his life to sharing his love for Jake and using the strength from that love to help others.

PICTURED: John Bell on one of his challenges (Walkingh4Hope)

The charity provides a range of services including recreational / leisure time activities (including group walks), practical advice, support and signposting for intervention and crisis services as well as mental health and well-being workshops.

This is one of many events that have been held at the Nags Heads in Woodborough who havie raised over £4000 for a number of charities in the last year alone.

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If you would like to know more about Walking4Hopes services or if it sounds like a charity that you would like to support then they can be contacted by mobile on 07469081954 or by email via

Further information about the charity can be accessed on their website HERE.

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