The ManMade Challenge – #1manpermile
The biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK is suicide.
|Despite all the horrible diseases we could contract, accidents we could be in or potential ways we could kill each other, we’re still killing ourselves more frequently than any of those things. From the last set of data supplied by the Office of National Statistics, over 75% of all suicides are by men – 4630 in total.
These are your fathers, brothers, uncles, nephews, sons, cousins, grandfathers, friends and peers. A big part of this challenge is that men have been taught to bottle it up – and because they see talking as a weakness, this silence is in effect killing them. But there is no strength in silence – there is REAL strength though in asking for support…a brave move.
So, led by the developers of ManMade, an approach to supporting men who are finding it challenging to survive in an ever changing world, the ManMade Challenge has been born – and we want to make a difference by hitting this devastating epidemic head on.
We are riding the 4630 miles (one man per mile) over the period of a year starting September 11th 2016 and completing by World Suicide Prevention Day (September 10th 2017).
All the funds raised will go to CALM – An epic national charity that supports men in crisis. You’ll see our team fundraising target on the right & your support can really help us smash this goal.
If you want to take part in this challenge…that’s no problem. Check it out how here
Our ManMade Just Giving Team Page – www.justgiving.com/teams/ManMade
Our Strava Team Page – www.strava.com/clubs/ManMade
Remember: Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving – they’ll never share them with anyone or send you unwanted emails. Once you donate, they’ll send your money directly to the charity. They’ll make sure Gift Aid (an additional 25%) is reclaimed on every eligible donation by a UK taxpayer, too. That means more money goes to the charity, faster, with JustGiving.
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