This is Abby! Meet the Alpkit Foundation Trustees

This is Abby! Meet the Alpkit Foundation Trustees

By Col Stocker

"Hi, I'm Abby and I'm the Manager at Alpkit Keswick and I've been here since opening in 2019. I have always lived in the Lake District and I'm truly grateful to be in such a beautiful part of the world, where I can leave my doorstep and in 10 minutes be in a forest, up a mountain or in the water."

It's well documented now that one of the best medicines for poor mental health is getting outdoors and Abby is a huge believer that everybody should be able to experience it. As a big advocate for mental health and how important it is to have a healthy mind, not only for work but for living a healthy life, she also hosts Mental Health Swims every month.

"I can see first hand how being outside can have a healthy impact on things like anxiety, sadness, loneliness and just having time away from a stressful and busy lifestyle."

"I love that the outdoors and mother nature don't discriminate, whatever your age, race, size, gender or ability, everyone is welcome. I enjoy helping customers each day in the store, recommending the right kit for them to get out and enjoy their adventures outside but I applied to be a trustee so I could also help those who face barriers in enabling them to achieve those same experiences. I look forward to helping make a difference."

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