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Weʼre raising £2,000 to install a blOKes men's mental health bench into a Nottingham park!

Nottingham

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Having been initially installed in January, Ricky Gervais' After Life bench, which was donated to the Arboretum and meant for anyone who has recently lost someone or who may be struggling with their mental health, was destroyed by vandals on Sunday 22nd May.

Being East Midlands-based, blOKes is aiming to help raise as much money as possible to both replace the bench and also provide additional streams of funding for Nottinghamshire-wide mental health schemes and initiatives. All of the money raised will be equally split and donated to Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council to support local people who may be struggling with mental illness.

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  • blOKes11 days ago
    blOKes

    blOKes

    11 days ago

    Since launching our After Life Bench JustGiving page in June, we have been overwhelmed by both the donations and the supportive messages we've received. Having spoken with representatives from Nottingham City Council this week, we have been informed that Netflix has since provided a replacement bench for the Arboretum. With this in mind, we are delighted to reveal that the money raised will now be going towards an exciting new project alongside Nottingham City Council, where we will be placing a blOKes bench in another park in the city!

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  • blOKes20 days ago
    blOKes

    blOKes

    20 days ago

    Since launching the JustGiving page in June, we have been overwhelmed by both the financial donations of over £900 and the supportive messages we've received. Having spoken with representatives at Nottingham City Council this week, we have been informed that Netflix has since provided a replacement bench for Nottingham Arboretum. With this in mind, we are delighted to reveal that the money will be going towards an exciting new project alongside Nottingham City Council, where we will be placing blOKes benches in parks around the city.

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  • blOKes2 months ago
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    blOKes

    2 months ago

    WOW! Today we hit our initial target of £500! 👏 Thank you so much to everyone who's donated and shared our page, we couldn't have done it without you. 💚 We have set a brand new target of £1,500, with the money left from replacing the bench being used to provide additional streams of funding for Nottingham City Council and Nottinghamshire County Council to allocate towards local mental health projects! 🧠

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Page last updated on: 8/7/2022 11.11

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27

  • Mel Men Against Mountains

    Mel Men Against Mountains

    Jun 16, 2022

    Hope you reach your target

    £10.00

  • Ian

    Ian

    Jun 11, 2022

    Look forward to seeing the bench

    £10.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 10, 2022

    I cherish the Arboretum and its benches and think this is so sad, but hope the bench can be replaced

    £50.00

  • Derek Sharp

    Derek Sharp

    Jun 10, 2022

    £500.00

  • Guy Willetts

    Guy Willetts

    Jun 10, 2022

    £10.00

  • Notts family

    Notts family

    Jun 8, 2022

    So sad to see such a lovely idea, to support those in our community, be spoilt by a few nasty people. Hope you get what you need to replace it!

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Jun 4, 2022

    £5.00

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