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Hugo Chittenden

On 7th March 2019, Hugo will embark on an 18 day trek to Everest Base Camp in support of YoungMinds!

Mount Everest stands at a formidable 8,848m in the Nepalese Himalayas. Starting in Lukla, Hugo will follow in the footsteps of the Sherpa on this epic 18 day high altitude trek, before reaching the highest point at Kalapathar, a mighty 5,545m.

The trek winds through the forests of Khumbu, traversing gorges and rivers, and through quaint Sherpa villages. The peaks will grow taller with each bend in the trail. The higher Hugo will go, the harder the trek will become.

We asked Hugo why he chose to support YoungMinds on his biggest challenge yet:

Mental health is a cause that is close to my heart because my family and I have experienced first-hand the challenges of depression, anxiety and addiction and how these illnesses can affect everyone in the family.

"I was looking for a charity that works with young people and their mental health, but more importantly I was looking for an exciting project that the charity might have that needed funding. The 360° Schools' Community was exactly what I was looking for. I am so happy that I have set myself the fundraising challenge to raise the total amount this projects needs for a year, £35,000!"

This high altitude trek is not for the faint hearted, but the expert leaders and guides will ensure safety is a priority for Hugo and his group.


Thank you

We are thrilled to have Hugo supporting YoungMinds and undertaking this utterly amazing challenge, with all the funds raised being put towards our 360° Schools’ Community.

Join Hugo’s fight for children and young people’s mental health by donating on his JustGiving Page.

A massive thank you to all of our brilliant fundraisers. 

Get Involved

Fundraising for us is a great way to have fun, raise vital funds and awareness of the importance of young people's mental health and emotional wellbeing.

If you are interested in fundraising for YoungMinds, we would be more than happy to support you in any way that we can.

For more information get in touch by calling on 0207 089 5050 or emailing us at [email protected]

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YoungMinds exists so that young people have the strongest possible voice in improving their mental health. We need your help to make sure that voice is heard.

The amount of times I’d tried to break out of this shell, talk about ‘I’m feeling a bit down’, ‘I’m feeling a bit scared’, I couldn’t do it. And now I can do it openly.
Alex, Youth Activist
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