On 19th January 2024 Neal Smith embarked on a 3-day walk from Denbigh to Manchester United’s Ground (Old Trafford) in memory of his brother Chris Smith who was a popular and highly regarded resident of Vale of Clwyd Mind’s Supported Housing in Y Gelli, Denbigh.  Chris died unexpectedly in early December, aged 46.

Neal Smith said of his brother: “If you knew Chris, you will need no explanation to the kindness and giving nature that he possessed.  He enjoyed many hobbies through his life and was the biggest Manchester United fan we’d ever known, never missing a game on TV. Through his life, Chris endured difficulties with mental health which meant his dream of watching a live match in person could never be a reality for him”.

Neal decided to do the walk on behalf of the Vale of Clwyd Mind and has so far raised over £5000 on his Just Giving Page.  If you would like to make a donation, please find the link here: Neal Smith is fundraising for Mind (justgiving.com)

Vale of Clwyd Mind would like to thank Neal for choosing our charity.

Pic 1: Neal (centre) alongside his wife Lizzie (left) and mum Sandra (right). Inset – Chris Smith.

Pic 2: Before leaving, with the team from Y Gelli.