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    Weʼve raised £2,226 to Support Men's Minds Matter a not for profit dedicated to the prevention of suicide through strengthening psychological resilience

    Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom
    Funded on Sunday, 4th June 2017

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    On 27th May 2017, Jim Foster, Gareth Sullivan, Carl Thomason, Steve Chadwick, Dave Turner, Paul Pledger & Luke Sullivan will be taking on the South Down's Way Mountain Bike Challenge to raise money for Men's Minds Matter.

    Described as a right of passage in mountain biking circles, the South Downs Way covers 100 miles of off road terrain, climbing 16000ft. Day one covers some 62 miles and day two the Seven Sisters and Beachy Head , a place where so many live have been unnecessarily lost to suicide.

    Since 2009, Men's Minds Matter has been actively campaigning to raise awareness of male suicide whilst tackling the issues faced by men and boys head on.

    Men currently still make up 76% of all suicides in the UK, a gender ratio of nearly 4 to 1. For as long as records have existed (1861) the rates of suicide have been much higher for men. This difference is universal, being found in virtually every country, all age groups and at every point in time.

    Men’s Minds Matter is currently developing a range of new services, including local and online workshops, support for those bereaved by suicide and our Men's Institute pilot groups - all part of our strategy to prevent further unnecessary loss of life.

    So far, Men's Minds Matter has been possible through the kind contributions of passionate people, including those with lived experience of mental health issues, psychologists and others. All of our staff are volunteers and your kind donations – no matter how large or small - in support of the Mountain Bike Challenge will help cover basic costs and progress these new projects.

    Suicide is preventable and with your support we hope lives can be saved.

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    • Dave, Jim, Carl, Paul, Gareth, Wayne & Luke - Men's Minds Matter Mtb Team3 years ago
      Dave, Jim, Carl, Paul, Gareth, Wayne & Luke - Men's Minds Matter Mtb Team

      Dave, Jim, Carl, Paul, Gareth, Wayne & Luke - Men's Minds Matter Mtb Team

      3 years ago

      Men's Minds Matter South Downs Way Mtb Challenge 2017 Intinery Friday 26th May Pre-ride dinner at local Italian for some carb-loading Saturday 27th May (Winchester to Shoreham-by-Sea) Leaving Winchester at 7.30/8am on for the first leg. Arriving at YHA Turleigh ill, Shoreham 8-10 hours later. Dinner somewhere local Sunday 28th May (Shoreham-by-Sea to Eastbourne) Depart YHA Turleigh Hill at 8.30 for second leg to Eastbourne. Check in at the Best Western then out on the town with the Eastbourne boys to celebrate

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    77

    • Chris Williams

      Chris Williams

      Jun 4, 2017

      Well done guys. I was walking SDW same time with 7 pals and stayed in Turlie Hill YHA on the Sunday!

      £20.00

    • Martin Parsons

      Martin Parsons

      Jun 3, 2017

      Well done guys, amazing effort! Really hoping to join you next year.

      £20.00

    • Claire and Levan Ackroyd

      Claire and Levan Ackroyd

      May 30, 2017

      Well done Carl and the team x

      £30.00

    • Steven Garratt

      Steven Garratt

      May 29, 2017

      Fantastic job guys well done

      £15.00

    • Kamran

      Kamran

      May 29, 2017

      Awesome stuff Jim. Well done matey and the rest of the crew. Sorry for late donation.

      £20.00

    • Sarah Campbell

      Sarah Campbell

      May 29, 2017

      £10.00

    • Louisa Leay & family

      Louisa Leay & family

      May 28, 2017

      Well done for your ride and thank you for everything you do to help men's mental health xx

      £100.00

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    Dave, Jim, Carl, Paul, Gareth, Wayne & Luke - Men's Minds Matter Mtb Team

    Dave, Jim, Carl, Paul, Gareth, Wayne & Luke - Men's Minds Matter Mtb Team

    Southwark, Greater London, United Kingdom

    On 27th May 2017, Jim Foster, Gareth Sullivan, Carl Thomason, Steve Chadwick, Dave Turner, Paul Pledger & Luke Sullivan are taking on the South Downs MTB challenge to raise money for MMM, a not for profit dedicated to reducing male suicide: 2 days - 100ml - 12000ft

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