On 30th June 2019 50+ men came together to run in Hertfordshire’s first men-only running event in aid of the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
CALM are a fantastic charity who are tackling the issue of male suicide (the number 1 killer of men <45 years old) and we’ve been keen to partner up with them for an event for quite a while.
We wouldn’t usually put on an event that is exclusive for particular people in the local community, but CALM’s cause is one that is close to our hearts so we decided to step into the unknown and try to create something a bit special that can raise awareness at the same time as fundraising.
100% of the profits from this event went to support the amazing work that CALM do.
OUR CHARITABLE CAUSE
Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
We are the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) and we’re leading a movement against suicide, the single biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK.
What They Do
Anyone can hit crisis point. We run a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. We support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Together we’ll help our boys, our dads, our mums, brothers, sisters, friends and colleagues. We spread our message and facilitate supportive spaces in workplaces, universities, pubs, clubs and prisons across the country – so that people feel empowered to share their experiences and get the help they need before they reach the point of crisis.
Everyone has a part to play. We campaign with media partners, brands and ambassadors to spread awareness of suicide and its devastating impact with campaigns like #Project84, #DontBottleItUp and The Best Man Project. We challenge boring male stereotypes and encourage positive behavioural change and help-seeking behaviour, using cultural touch points like art, music, sport and comedy.