500 Mile Walk
500 Mile Walk
Thursday 07th January 2021
Nina Young (2018) spent the best part of August this year trekking the North Coast 500 in memory of her younger sister, Verity. The Charity the Teapot Trust was formed eight years ago, after Verity’s death from cancer.
On 28th July this year, Nina started out on her journey at Inverness Castle and eventually arrived at her destination at Applecross on the west coast. During the course of the trip Nina was joined by friends. She was delighted to have their support and company on the journey. Despite the sheer length of the walk, and the discomfort of midge bites, Nina enjoyed every minute and has been so appreciative of the kindness of those who have donated.
The Teapot Trust was set up by her parents as a way of supporting other families with children who are struggling with a long term and hidden health condition. They saw how much art helped Verity to express herself and how it provided a coping strategy for the family as a whole. The trust has so far helped more than 12,000 young people and children through art therapy in Scotland.
Nina had a target of £12,000 but far exceeded this by raising an amazing £20,000 in aid of the Teapot Trust. It has been a particularly difficult time for children who are on immune-suppressant drugs, but the trust has been proactive in setting up art therapy via video calls
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