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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Oct 26, 2018
Top work lad
Oct 24, 2018
Great work big man
James Anthony Wilkinson
Oct 21, 2018
Oct 16, 2018
Top job 👍
Oct 11, 2018
Congratulations Marxy, keep up all the good work that you are doing around Mental Health, big love Wormy xox
Oct 10, 2018
Congratulations, amazing thing to do!
Oct 9, 2018
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