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Walking4Hope promoted by "Points of Light"

Points of Light is being used by the Prime Minister's office to champion individuals who are making a difference in their communities, often through charitable work. We are delighted that our director John Bell, has been recognised in this way. Click here for details.

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Press Release - Superhero Walk from Mansfield to Wrexham

On Saturday 23rd March, Walking 4 Hope Co-founder John Bell, A Mansfield Town supporter, began a 140 Mile walk to the club's next game at Wrexham on Good Friday dressed as Deadpool.

Deadpool is a character close to John’s heart as it was his son Jake’s favourite. Tragically, Jake passed away in 2020, aged just 15.

With Deadpool being Jake’s favourite and, of course, Wrexham Football Club co-owner Ryan Reynolds playing that character, the Racecourse Ground felt like the most appropriate destination for this Walking 4 Hope challenge.

Ryan Reynolds has made direct contact with John over the last few days offering his support and has made an incredibly generous donation to the Charity’s go fund me page on behalf of himself and Rob McEllhenney. 


Walking4Hope was co-founded by John as a way to celebrate Jake’s life, but also to support families and young people struggling to cope with the pressures of modern life via physical activity challenges and being more at one with nature.

The charity offers group walks, outdoor activities, talking groups, arts & craft activities all to support wellbeing and improve people’s mental health.

As well as being dressed as Deadpool for the walk, John is also carrying a bathtub on his journey. The tub features a display of rubber ducks, with each one honouring a different person lost to poor mental health.

For more information about Walking 4 Hope or to support John in any way, including information on how to sponsor a duck with a loved one’s name, please visit the our social media hub where you will find the appropriate links.

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