A trampoline fitness instructor is appealing for participants to join in a 12-hour jumpathon to raise money for a mental health charity.
Mikaela Forman, a sky fit instructor at Inverurie’s Skyline Trampoline Park, is organising the event in aid of Mental Health Aberdeen after her son’s father, Matt Skinner, 29, tragically took his own life in 2016.
She is asking people to get in touch if they would like to take part in the fun fundraising initiative at the Inverurie centre.
Mikaela, 29, said: “There was no help for him at all. I want to spread awareness and keep his memory alive.
“Mental Health Aberdeen help all ages. It’s counselling. They’ve got psychologists.
“It’s definitely vital. I know a couple of people who have been seen by them. If they didn’t speak to somebody they wouldn’t be here.
“They’re struggling at the moment because they’re really low on funds.
“That’s why I want this event to be bigger and better.”
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Julie Mackenzie, owner of Skyline Trampoline Park, said: “Mikaela is championing the event for Mental Health Aberdeen.
“It is a charity she is involved with quite a lot. It is very personal to her.
“We are offering up our facility of the trampoline park and will open our cafe overnight and our staff are all on board and happy to be part of this.
“We hope it can raise a lot of money for the charity.”
The jumpathon will see teams of up to six people take it in turns on the trampoline, with at least one person jumping at all times for the full 12 hours.
And there will be other entertainment on the go, including a pamper room, a movie room, a silent disco and mindful activites.
Mikaela said: “It’s going to be a good laugh. We’re going to have fun. There will be lots of activities to do.”
The event, open to anyone aged 13 or over, is on August 30, with the jumpathon running from 7pm until 7am the next day. Those wishing to take part must sign up by Monday, August 12.