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Final fundraising push for Men’s mental health campaign #EndTheStigma

Liverpool’s #Endthestigma men’s mental health campaign is looking for one final fundraising push and there are some fantastic rewards on offer for those who can donate.

With prizes such as Everton v. Aston Villa tickets, Liverpool and Everton signed shirts, holistic treatments and more, it’s well worth donating to this important cause.

#Endthestigma is a campaign to set up a men’s mental health hub in North Liverpool. Since fundraising began in May 2021, around £20,000 has been raised and the project has secured the building with various work taking place — but now a further £2,500 is required to open the centre.

Final fundraising push for Men's mental health campaign #EndTheStigma

Anyone who donates £5 to the cause receives one entry into the prize draw, every £10 receives three entries and every £20 donation receives seven entries.

There are some fantastic prizes on offer for donating, with the draw taking place at Inner Guru CIC on New Year’s Eve, and some of them include:

  • Everton FC shirt signed by team
  • Everton FC shirt signed by Richarlison
  • Everton FC Stadium Tour for two (2 prizes)
  • 2 tickets for Everton FC v. Aston Villa
  • Liverpool FC shirt signed by Jamie Carragher
  • Liverpool FC Champions League medal signed by Jamie Carragher
  • 1 week meal prep from Indigo Greens
  • Feature article from La Vida Liverpool
  • Massage or reiki from Holistics Cheshire
  • Mental Health First Aid Course
  • Crystals and jewellery from Laura’s Aura
  • Celebration cake worth £75 from The Nakery
  • Meals for 2 at local restaurants
  • more prizes to be announced

#EndTheStigma aims to create a community hub focused on tackling the major issue of mental health problems amongst males in the Liverpool region. The new centre on Rice Lane will offer males support, advice, counselling, alcohol and drugs support groups, holistic therapies, cold water therapy, workshops, courses, walks, coffee mornings, podcasts, sport and activities in order to improve mental health.

The idea is to offer early intervention and ongoing human support to empower men and help prevent a wide variety of mental health problems, addictions and suicide. With the NHS underfunded and overstretched due to the pandemic, mental health waiting lists can often be months. What this project aims to do is create a centre that bridges the gap and provides ongoing support to males in Merseyside via a number of different methods.

In order to complete the project, a further £2,500 is required to pay for carpet, timber, skirting boards, tables and chairs, lamps, a coffee machine, decorations, plants, treatment beds, paint, light fittings and labour. The final push will ensure that the centre can open and start helping local men who are struggling.

Final fundraising push for Men's mental health campaign #EndTheStigma

Lewis Powell, Founder of Inner Guru CIC and #Endthestigma, said: “It’s been so incredible having so many people behind the campaign and help us reach the £20,000 milestone. It’s been a great team effort and we’ve secured the premises on Rice Lane but we just need one final push to be able to open.”

He continued: “During these past 9 months people have climbed mountains, skydived, cycled around the country and ran marathons for this cause. It’s been so heart warming to see everyone come together to help set this thing up. If anyone can donate for this final push  it’d be much appreciated and the raffle prizes on offer are amazing!”

To donate to the campaign and help this important cause, people can do so via the GoFundMe page and details will be taken to enter the draw that will take place on New Year’s Eve. The aim is to raise a final £2,500 in order to be able to open the men’s mental health hub.

To donate to the cause and enter the prize draw CLICK HERE

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