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    Weʼve raised £1,396 to The James Burke Foundation. Raising awareness of mental health.

    Funded on Sunday, 28th October 2018

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    One Year, No Beer.

    As many of you know, myself and friends of the University of Leeds Rugby League Society were impacted greatly by the loss of our friend, James Burke, earlier this year. Suicide is the biggest killer of men under 45, suggesting that there is a huge problem to deal with; the stigma that surrounds mental health issues, such as depression, and men. For this reason, I have decided to raise money for the James Burke Foundation, set up by Burkey’s mum, Sharon. The aim of the foundation is to raise awareness of the signs of depression and break the stigma that accompanies mental health and suicide by targeting universities, grass roots clubs and other organisations and groups.

    Starting on Tuesday, October 10th I will be abstaining from all forms of alcohol for one whole year. My friends will know that I love a beer, or a few, and will understand that this is a big challenge to set myself. Alcohol, is a depressant, and therefore it seems appropriate to raise awareness of the charity and the issues it battles by abstaining from it. During the course of the year, I aim to consider my own mental wellbeing, to help break down personal and societal expectations of how a man should hold himself, while also encouraging those around me to do the same.



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      • Brad Cook

        Brad Cook

        Oct 26, 2018

        Top work lad


      • Ed


        Oct 24, 2018

        Great work big man


      • James Anthony Wilkinson

        James Anthony Wilkinson

        Oct 21, 2018


      • Pete


        Oct 16, 2018

        Top job 👍


      • Luke MW

        Luke MW

        Oct 11, 2018

        Congratulations Marxy, keep up all the good work that you are doing around Mental Health, big love Wormy xox


      • Helen Dawson

        Helen Dawson

        Oct 10, 2018

        Congratulations, amazing thing to do!


      • Jordan H

        Jordan H

        Oct 9, 2018

        Congrats Marxy


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