Every Life Matters

Cumberland FA: Every Life Matters Fundraising

Cumberland FA have been working in partnership with Every Life Matters who promote suicide safer communities and provide bereavement support across Cumbria.
raised of £2,500 target
by 20 supporters
RCN 1180815


Cumberland FA have been working in partnership with Every Life Matters who promote suicide safer communities and provide bereavement support across Cumbria.

Andrea Buggy Trophy

The Cumberland FA Womens League in 2022 will once again be playing in memory of Andrea Buggy and to raise awareness of Every Life Matters, a Cumbrian suicide prevention and suicide bereavement support charity.

Football was a huge part of Andreas life, playing for numerous Womens teams and coaching within the local grassroots network.

In 2021 20 teams across 3 divisions in the Cumberland County League and 7 teams in the womens league played for the Andrea Buggy Trophy. As well as honouring her memory, her life and her love of the game; by playing for the Andrea Buggy Trophies, it raised the awareness of the charity and increased the conversations around mental health and wellbeing across the grassroots community. The Cumberland County League were keen to support the campaign as Andreas husband David has been a referee within the league for a number of years.

Fred Conway, Chairman of Cumberland FA and the Cumberland County League commented;

We were delighted to support the Andrea Buggy Trophy last season while raising awareness of suicide prevention with Every Life Matters, Cumbria. As a County FA we will continue to support this to encourage more conversations regarding mental health and wellbeing, reaching further across the grassroots community.

Each team involved in the Andrea Buggy Womens League, supported by Every Life Matters will be provided with details of the local organisation which provides awareness, support and training across the County.

How you can help:

Teams involved in 2021 were asked to help raise awareness of Every Life Matters, Cumbria amongst players and volunteers as well as having the open conversations which could ultimately support someone in need.

However, Cumberland FA and Every Life Matters are keen to continue to raise awareness across ALL teams, so please join us in helping raise awareness by doing the following:

- Share the CFA Team Talk series among your teams whether this is through email or your WhatsApp groups. The videos are on our Cumberland FA YouTube channel and the links are below for you to copy and paste.. Each video is between 10-20 minutes long so we would appreciate you sharing these at varied times to encourage your players and volunteers to watch they are also available as podcasts search for Cumberland FA Podcasts

Link to CFA Team Talk with Every Life Matters - https://youtu.be/3BQ5PVnGvGY

Link to CFA Team Talk about Mental Health Awareness https://youtu.be/swXa01ZjbNw

Link to CFA Team Talk with Cumbria Police on Domestic Abuse and Child Exploitation - https://youtu.be/yGXjFnFMVN4

- Share the Every Life Matters website link to your players and volunteers which has support for those worried about someone as well as support for someone who needs support themselves - https://www.every-life-matters.org.uk/

- Share the courses among your players and volunteers - Every Life Matters, Cumbria also provides training for individuals the courses range from suicide awareness, self-harm awareness to safety planning you can book on the courses here - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/every-life-matters-19933502566


About the charity

Every Life Matters

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Every Life Matters aims to reduce deaths by suicide in Cumbria through training, awareness raising and development of a network of Suicide Safer Communities across the County. We also provide support to individuals and communities bereaved and affected by suicide.

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