“Mental health services in the UK aren’t quite what they should be and so we rely on charities. I think men especially aren’t very good at talking and expressing themselves. James’ Place gives them the tools to recognise the situation they’re in and deal with it instead of giving up. I think that’s a worthy cause,” he says. In the end he was able to raise £2,600 even though he only completed half of the challenge due to injury. Though disappointed, Paul Lambert has already decided to try again: “For a couple of days I was a bit down, but I also got a lot of support from people. And so, I am going to sign up again next year because I really want to prove to myself that I can do it”.