We are thrilled to announce that on Saturday 22nd June, Women in Residential Property founder Emma Vigus will embark on a 100km ultra walk to raise funds for “We Are Farming Minds,” a charity providing vital mental health support to the agricultural community in Herefordshire.

Emma is walking the Cotswold 100k in memory of her brother Hugh, who tragically took his own life in his late twenties. Through this challenging endeavor, Emma aims to honor Hugh’s memory and support those facing similar struggles. “Walking 100km in 24 hours is incredibly tough,” says Emma. “But the money I raise for ‘We Are Farming Minds’ will help ensure that people like Hugh have access to the help they need before it’s too late. Any support, whether it’s pounds, pennies, or sharing my social media posts, will be wonderful. Thank you.”

The statistics are stark: more than 100 people in the UK take their own lives each week. Suicide is the leading cause of death for people under 35 and the main cause of death in men under 50. Mental health challenges in farming are particularly acute, with poor mental health rates 46% higher than in other occupations.

“We Are Farming Minds” was established to raise awareness about mental health issues and provide support to the Herefordshire agricultural community, sending a clear message to every farmer: “You are not alone.”

This ultra walk is not Emma’s first; she completed her last one ten years ago. Reflecting on that experience, Emma notes, “I was fitter, faster, and leaner back then, and unencumbered by the knowledge of how tough walking 100km in 24 hours truly is.”

Emma understands that many may not be able to donate financially. She encourages everyone to take five minutes to share information about mental health organizations on social media. “There are many great organizations, including ‘We Are Farming Minds,’ ‘Hub for Hope,’ and ‘The Jordan Legacy,’ all doing incredible work.”

Your support, whether through donations or spreading the word, can make a significant difference. Together, we can help ensure fewer families experience the heartache of losing a loved one to suicide.

For more information and to support Emma’s cause, please visit https://www.justgiving.com/page/emma-vigus-1704120284343?utm_medium=fundraising&utm_content=page%2Femma-vigus-1704120284343&utm_source=copyLink&utm_campaign=pfp-share

Thank you for your generosity and support.