Support in Mind Scotland would like to say a huge thank you to all who supported and participated in our 100 Streets Challenge.

The response we got to this year's campaign, launched by our charity ambassadors Scott and Jenny Hastings and Dane Thomson, has been truly overwhelming and so many people have played their part in making it an enormous success.

More than 150 people of all ages took part this year, getting out and about in their local communities to stay active and raise mental health awareness by walking, cycling or running round 100 streets. We also raised more than £6,000, which will help us to continue delivering vital mental health services across Scotland.

Some of our stand-out supporters included:

  • Dane, who collected 100 signatures on his T-shirt and initiated 100 conversations about mental health.
  • The 1st Kinross Brownies who walked all 97 streets and 3 parks in their town.
  • Warren and Teresa, who celebrated the 100 Streets Challenge in LEGO.
  • Ruth, who supported our campaign from Eureka, California.
  • The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's JogScotland running group. 
  • Alex and friends, who built a route round locations associated with mental health.
  • Laura and Maureen, who took 26,500 steps each to walk 100 streets.
  • Bella the Labradoodle, our popular Stafford Centre Therapet, who was taken for walks round 100 Streets.
  • Scott and Jenny who led more than 20 runners and walkers round Edinburgh.
  • Sean, Dave and Mark, who cycled more than 70km around Edinburgh on streets nominated by donors.
  • Arbroath & District Athletics Club and The Edinburgh Running Network, who ran 100 Streets en masse.
  • Claude, who was inspired to complete the challenge on his bike in Hermée, Belgium after he met service users from our Lochaber Service in Fort William on World Mental Health Day.
  • Mariana, Rares and Laura, who cycled, scootered and roller-bladed around Glasgow, finishing in Hope Street.

There are simply too many to mention, but you know how you are and we are extremely grateful for your support.

Colin Leslie, Support in Mind Scotland's Fundraising and Communications Manager, said: "We had participants the length and breadth of Scotland, and also supporters taking part as far away as California and Belgium. The feedback we have had has been incredibly positive, and it will allow us to come back with an even bigger and better 100 Streets Challenge in 2018.

"The individuals and groups who took part in the campaign have told us they thoroughly enjoyed the experience. We are extremely grateful for their support and we were impressed at the the imagination and innovation many showed in completing the challenge.

"I would like to extend special thanks to our ambassadors Scott and Jenny Hastings, and Dane Thomson, who championed the cause so enthusiastically this year, and to Jim Divine for providing us with a wonderful logo and T-shirt design."

Later this month, we will be announcing prize-winners for the best individual and group route; most creative route; and best social media campaign. Watch this space.

We have been sending out certificates, signed by Scott and Jenny, to all who completed the challenge. If you haven't yet received your certificate, give us a call on 0131 662 4359 or email us at: [email protected] and we will arrange for a certificate to be sent to you as soon as possible.

If you weren't able to take part in the 100 Streets Challenge this year, don't worry - it will be back in 2018. Keep an eye on the SiMS website and 100streetschallenge.com for updates and further details.

If you wish, you can still donate to the campaign HERE