Couple of years ago I went through a rough patch. I was unhappy, disliked my job and just got out of a controlling relationship.
However I was lucky to find The Quest at that time. It is a non-profit organisation working with diverse group of gay men. They helped me to look at myself in a different light. How to overcome the shame of being gay and see patterns of destructive behavior. They helped me to address and change those. Soon after that, I found new things I enjoyed and loved doing. Crazy dance class, going back to University and meeting other gay men who were looking for more meaningful life.
The Quest really helped me to find the ground under my feet, when I felt lost and unsure about who I was. I could see again where in life I was heading to and what I wanted.
This experience has inspired me to raise funds for The Quest. I want them to help more gay men suffering from mental heath issues. Whether it is depression, drug abuse, relationship crisis or feelings of shame.
It can be done with your help and support. Your donation will enable The Quest to run a bespoke 3 day program for young gay men under the age of 25. Working alongside an organisation working with young LGBT people The Quest will offer free places to this vulnerable section of our community. In addition they will create 20 bursary places for young people unable to attend the dates of the bespoke program which they use at any of their other programs throughout the year. Your donation will help support the lives of up to 40 young gay men.
Sounds good, no? Could you support The Quest to help more gay men who are in need of help, just like I was?
My promise to you is to walk 1000km of the Pacific Crest trail in 60 days. July and August 2018. I am going to hike through the most remote parts of the American wilderness and share a habitat with brown bears, mountain lions, rattle snakes and scorpions.
Could I ask you to support me and help The Quest?