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Innovation & Transformation - CoolTan Arts' Sponsored Walk

Join a fun guided walk through London's history, celebrate World Mental Health Day and challenge stigma.

CoolTan is very pleased to announce that we will be joined on our Sponsored Walk by performance artist Mark McGowan – better known as The Artist Taxi Driver or Chunky Mark!

Mark is a street artist, performance artist and prominent public protester. By profession a London taxi driver and occasional University speaker and arts tutor, he is known internationally for his performance art including shock art, street art and installation art.

Walk Length: 4.8 miles

Start: Main entrance of Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ

Finish: Southbank

Time: 11:30am – 4:00pm

Tickets £5 unwaged £10 waged - Register online now

By taking part, you will be helping to raise much needed funds for CoolTan Arts.

The walk will go through little known parts of Southwark, exploring green spaces, hidden squares and historic landmarks. Talks, art and performances along the route will look at inspiring local stories and people.

This years walk theme is ‘Innovation & Transformation’ - in medicine, technology, arts and psychology, and will look at how WW1 affected society.

Where is it?

Setting off from outside the Maudsley Hospital, Denmark Hill, SE5 8AZ and following a 4.8 mile route to the Southbank, the walk is suitable for wheelchair users and welcomes absolutely everyone to participate.

How do I register?

·  It’s quick and easy, just register online  through Eventbrite  Tickets are £5 unwaged or £10 waged, plus a small online booking fee.

·  If you do not wish to get sponsored beforehand, but would like to take part, you can register in person at the start of the event.


Once you are registered, you can use CoolTan’s Sponsorship Form to collect donations, or you can setting up an online fundraising page on

If you can’t take part please consider sponsoring our walkers:

Why are we raising money?

Due to severe cuts to mental health funding CoolTan Arts really need your help to ensure we can continue our work.

“CoolTan is fantastic, I have never come to a place like it before (So much more than a day centre!) I am treated as an equal, as an ordinary person, and this is a lovely, rare experience for me since I became mentally ill. I love CoolTan…this is from the heart!”

This year the walk aims to raise at least £10,000 which would benefit CoolTan’s participants in any of the following ways:

Provide 200 free workshop sessions for vulnerable people without other funding from mental health services.

Provide accredited training sessions in employment skills for 60 people - enabling people to move into the workplace.

Expand our Cooking Club programme – giving our participants valuable life skills and access to affordable, nutritious meals.


If you have any further questions about the walk, please click here for our FAQs, call us on[masked], or email [masked].

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  • Chris

    On my way

    October 11, 2014

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