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£675raised of £2,000 target by 17 supporters

Weʼre raising £2,000 to Raise awareness and funds for local mental health charities Mind Basildon and Mind South East Essex Branch.

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A group of us including: Chris Hobart, Tom Eatherton, Sarah Holburn, Ricky Donavan, Dale Hawkings and JJ'O Leary are climbing to the top of Mount Snowdon in my Brother Richard Hobart's Name on September the 9th 2017.

In December 2016, I sadly lost my younger brother Richard Hobart. He suffered mental health problems and had previously been diagnosed with clinical depression. Through no fault of his own, he became very ill extremely quickly with psychosis and depression and was unable to sleep for over 2 weeks. Although we visited his GP and took him to A&E several times, they were unable to provide him with the medication or support he urgently needed. I truly feel he could have been saved if he had been treated by a mental health expert quickly enough and not just prescribed some sleeping tablets, which was unable to touch the surface of how he was feeling.

In 2014, a staggering 6,581 suicides were recorded in the UK and Republic of Ireland, and approximately 80% of these were men. More needs to be done about it, so I would like to raise awareness of how dangerous mental illness can be. I propose to raise as much money as possible to prevent others from suffering the way my brother did.

He was a strong, caring and kind-hearted man whom I loved dearly. He had an amazing work ethic and had saved up over £15,000 for a deposit for him and his fiance's first home. He also loved the gym, was extremely committed, and physically very fit and strong. I'm doing this in my brother's name and I really hope everyone can get behind us on this to fund-raise for our local mental health charities.

Thank you so much in advance for your support, lets really make a difference and do my brother Richard proud!

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    • Eddies 11

      Eddies 11

      Sep 4, 2017

      Proceeds from the "Eddies 11" Charity Football Match. We were all touched by your story and our thoughts are with you and your family. We hope this goes some way to helping others with similar issues

      £150.00

    • A PHILLIPS

      A PHILLIPS

      Sep 3, 2017

      Good luck buddy! What a worthy cause xx

      £5.00

    • Dan Wright

      Dan Wright

      Aug 26, 2017

      Good luck mate! My thoughts are with you and your mum and dad hope all goes well! I know what you're going through because I went through it 2 years ago with my dad! 👍🏻

      £20.00

    • John Holburn

      John Holburn

      Aug 20, 2017

      £30.00

    • Kirsty Eatherton

      Kirsty Eatherton

      Aug 15, 2017

      £10.00

    • Marianne Stephens

      Marianne Stephens

      Aug 15, 2017

      £10.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 12, 2017

      Good luck with the climb and fundraising

      £40.00

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