During the Covid-19 Lockdown we ran A Marathon in May to raise money to help CALM in our lockdown exercise time. We tracked everything from the team and posted social media updates weekly from the team.
We helped support the CALM charity and raised over £6k in funds to help secure mental health support in for Men in the UK.
THE CURRENT SITUATION
Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic people are in lockdown and this is causing additional strain on charities. CALM is no different, below is the official word:
"We’ve experienced a record surge in demand for our helpline..37% uplift in daily calls in the week stricter measures were announced to be precise. And the demand continues to be unprecedented.
That means, right now, we're taking a record number of calls. Every week thousands of people are calling us in need of help and support and we are doing everything we can to keep up with the demand.
We’re needed more than ever - but we can’t do it alone. That’s why we’re taking our own advice and asking for help. "
Want to join in? Follow the steps below...
Email me on or contact me via social media to let me know you are on the team.
If you want to get involved you can run, walk, cycle... whatever works for you for your challenge.
The only criteria to the challenge is that you complete a distance of 26 miles or 42 k in the month of May.
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Also please share the just giving link below to raise money for CALM, that is what this is all about!
More About CALM
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day.
Anyone can hit crisis point. They run a free helpline 0800 585858 and webchat (5pm-12am daily), for anyone who needs to talk about life's problems. They support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Together they’ll help our boys, our dads, our mums, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues.
They spread their message and facilitate supportive spaces in workplaces, universities, pubs, clubs and prisons across the country – so that people feel empowered to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.
Everyone has a part to play. They campaign with media partners, brands and ambassadors to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact with campaigns like #Project84, #DontBottleItUp and The Best Man Project.
They challenge boring male stereotypes and encourage positive behavioural change and help-seeking behaviour, using cultural touch points like art, music, sport and comedy.