Hello lovely people,
I have built a boat from free or donated materials and am paddling from the navigable source of the Thames to the Sea or until I sink - whichever is sooner :)…
The boat aka Jamima Paddleduck was made in three days from two sheets of marine ply and two bikes plus extra bits and bobs. The chain driven peddle to paddle drive system may well be a world first.
The reason I am passionate about raising awareness and funds for these two amazing charities that work tirelessly in this growing area:
In the UK alone 1 in 4 people experience mental health challenges at some point in their life, it affects men, women and young people and 1 in 15 of these will attempt suicide.
The Lucy Rayner Foundation and StrongMen provide immediate, life-changing and saving support to young people and men experiencing mental health challenges in that critical moment of need.
StrongMen aims to support men following bereavement. Grief can cause severe emotional and physical health conditions which are often overlooked and even ignored, especially in men.
Registered Charity Number: 1184242
The Lucy Rayner Foundation aims to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of depression and mental health challenges, especially in young adults, and to facilitate change in the way mental health is being perceived by society.
Registered Charity No. 1152243
Please support our 100+ Property Entrepreneurs as we aim to raise £150,000 to pay for over 500 young people to have immediate counselling sessions provided by The Lucy Rayner Foundation and 150 life-changing weekend retreats provided by StrongMen.
Three times as many men as women die by suicide and more than 1 in 10 children aged 10 -15 say they have no one to talk to when they need support. Help us to help these charities who one day someone you know will need to use to ensure no one has to Suffer in Silence and together we can make a dent in this growing issue.
Please donate whatever is within your means and within your heart.
Lots of love,
#GUGB2022 #MentalHealthMatters #DontSufferInSilence