The coronavirus pandemic and resulting lockdown have placed huge amounts of mental and financial strain on employees and their families, suppliers and customers.

These are unprecedented times and it is important we all work together by sharing and addressing the challenges we face.

Mark King, the founder of 2bm Limited, said: “As a business, we are committed to the health and wellbeing of our staff, their families and our communities. This includes some of the subjects that people don’t like to talk about including mental health issues.”

“It is well documented that fresh air and exercise can have a positive impact on our mental health and this is one of the reasons 2bm are supporting a ‘walking and talking’ charity” added Mark.

W.A.T.C.H., a registered charity set up in 2020 by former professional footballers, Mark Crossley, Jon Parkin and Dean Windass, aims to raise money and awareness for mental health.

Mark Crossley commented: “Whilst mental health awareness and understanding is improving with more and more education amenities, we have found that going out for a walk really does help to improve levels of stress and anxiety that can be built up over time.

“With the generous support of organisations like 2bm, we can extend the reach of our charity in making a real difference to people’s lives”.