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Staff swap calculators for walking boots to help raise funds for mental health charity

Ashmole & Co’s staff during last year’s sponsored walk at the top of Pen y Fan. They are hoping for better weather for this year’s walk along the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path!

Ashmole & Co’s staff from across south and mid Wales will be swapping their calculators for walking boots later this month to hike 10 kms of the Pembrokeshire Coastal Path to help raise funds for the DPJ Foundation.

With thirteen offices spread across mid and south Wales, approximately 100 staff, including Partners from Ashmole & Co, are currently in training to walk approximately seven miles from Amroth to Tenby via Saundersfoot.

Jim Cornock, Partner with Ashmole and Co said, “We recently launched a year of fundraising in aid of the DPJ Foundation, to help support those in the agricultural sector, and living rurally, with poor mental health. Our rural clients confide in us as their accountant and we are perhaps the first they turn to when financial or family concerns impact on their lives and mental health. We will use this year of working with the DPJ Foundation to learn ourselves how to recognise these mental health issue signs and in future we will be able to signpost these clients of ours to professional help and support with their mental health.”

Jim continued, “They say going for a walk can help with your mental health and we’ve certainly taken that on board when choosing our main fundraising event this year with our walk along the coastal path. We hope our clients and friends will help us raise as much money as possible for this extremely worthy cause.”

Any donations to support Ashmole & Co’s fundraising for their walk which is taking place on 22 September 2023, would be very gratefully received. Here is the link to the Just Giving page, or you can donate directly to any member of staff or at any office: Jim Cornock is fundraising for The DPJ Foundation (justgiving.com)

Kate Miles, the DPJ Foundation Manager, said, “We are grateful to Ashmole & Co for choosing to support us. We wish them well for their sponsored walk and hope the weather is kind to them.  Physical exercise can play a vital role in maintaining good mental health and wellbeing and having the time and space to enjoy the fresh air and our beautiful coastline and countryside can also help.  The power of taking time out in the fresh air can be easy to underestimate but can make a big difference.”

The DPJ Foundation was set up in July 2016 in Pembrokeshire, supporting those in the agricultural sector. The mental health farming charity has grown and covers the whole of Wales with all areas of support. The DPJ Foundation works with leading organisations in agriculture including NFU Cymru, FUW, YFC, vets and Welsh Government to help provide an accessible and flexible service.