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Fulwood and Leyland fundraisers to visit 92 football stadiums for suicide prevention charity

Posted on - 29th October, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Health, Preston News, Sport
The Driving the 92 team

Residents from Fulwood, Leyland and Chorley are driving to all 92 football league stadiums to raise funds for mental health charity CALM.

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Ben Middleton, Jake Sharrocks, Fin Shepherd and Cornelius McGrath will visit Ewood Park, Old Trafford (Man Utd), Anfield (Liverpool), Stamford Bridge (Chelsea) and smaller clubs like Forest Green Rovers, Sutton United, Plymouth Argyle and MK Dons amongst others.

The group aim to complete their ‘Driving the 92’ challenge over a week to help raise awareness and funds for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

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CALM said they are taking a stand against suicide, stereotypes and working together to demonstrate how life is worth living. 

According to CALM data, 125 lives are lost each week to suicide, and 75 per cent of all UK suicides are male.

The charity said it seeks to change this by provoking conversation, running life-saving services, and bringing people together.

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The group have raised £4,500 so far, and with a week to go, they are optimistic that they will reach the £5,000 target.

To donate, visit – https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/travellingthe92

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