Rethink CEO visits Rugby today

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THE chief executive of national charity Rethink Mental Illness stopped off in Rugby today while undertaking a charity cycle ride.

Paul Jenkins is cycling all 230 miles of the Fosse Way and will be stopping off in Rugby to visit one of the charity’s services in the area. He started the challenge on Tuesday August 28 in Exeter, and aims to complete it within four days, finishing in Lincoln on Friday evening.

He is fundraising for the charity and will also visit their care home in Rugby, which helps people with illnesses like bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

Helen Kirton, service manager for the charity in Rugby said: “We’re delighted that Paul is visiting us. Rethink Mental Illnesses run hundreds of services up and down the country and having the opportunity to show him our work is great.

We work with a range of people who need residential care because of their mental illness. Our aim is to support people to move back into the community and live independently.”

Paul is aiming to raise £5,000 in total.