Get Up Give Back 2022 - Mental Health Matters

by Ben Kilner in England, United Kingdom

 Fundraising on behalf of

Mental Health Matters

Get Up Give Back 2022 - Mental Health Matters
We did it
On 28th April 2023 we successfully raised £3,287 ( + est. £500.25 Gift Aid ) with 88 supporters in 378 days

This year, myself and a group of Entrepreneurs aim to raise £150,000 in support of two mental health charities.

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.

Follow the journey as it happens on Facebook, Instagram and YouTube

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

 Fundraising on behalf of

Mental Health Matters

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