Oli Moore

Oli's fundraiser for MEN WHO TALK

Fundraising for MEN WHO TALK
£1,425
raised of £1,000 target
Event: London Marathon 2024, on 21 April 2024
MEN WHO TALK

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We Create innovative online spaces for men to help improve mental health and wellbeing

Story

As many of you know, I lost my closest and dearest friend to suicide in the summer of 2022. Losing a friend as close as Dan was the biggest shock in my life. Whenever you think of suicide, you think “it’ll never happen to anyone I know”; believe me I used to think that way. It was a very confusing and depressing time in my life after I lost Dan. Dan always kept to himself and was very like me in that way, however we knew we could always talk to one another in our own times of need. For whatever reason, Dan didn’t think he could talk to anyone in the end and sadly took his own life. The pain of losing your best friend never truly goes, but running has been an excellent pain relief to get me through this difficult period in my life. Before Dan left I made a promise that I would help him reach a sub 20 minute 5k. Although I will never achieve that promise, I hope doing this more than matches that.

Society needs to take men’s mental health much more seriously as it is a problem that is swept under the carpet in this country and around the world. Men should not have to feel less “manly” for seeking help or advice. It would mean a lot for any support in raising some money in memory of Dan and to support an organisation doing such fantastic work.

About the charity

MEN WHO TALK

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At MEN WHO TALK, we provide free to access online spaces which provide men across the UK an opportunity to talk, socialise and receive support from other men, all whilst being supported by our excellent team of facilitators. Our spaces are judgement free, supportive spaces for men to talk openly.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,425.00
+ £268.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,425.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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