JLA RAISES £1,828 FOR MALE SUICIDE PREVENTION CHARITY - ANDYS MAN CLUB
In July, JLA organised a ‘Fun Day’ which was enjoyed by colleagues and their families as well as raising a staggering £1,828 for their Charity of the Year – Andys Man Club.
Founded in 2016, the Halifax based charity was set up by Luke Ambler after his brother-in-law Andy Roberts took his own life. In response to this tragic life event, Luke set out to provide a space for men to talk about their problems without judgement or feeling like a burden. After starting out as a small support group the organisation has grown rapidly, with more clubs being set up throughout the UK. The charities effort form part of an ongoing drive to reduce male suicide rates which is currently three times higher than that of females.
One of many fundraising events, the family day attracted over 300 people, many of whom joined in a fun challenge which included all the authentic props, costumes and inflatables used in the original It's a Knockout ® TV show.
Face painting, children’s entertainment and a chance to meet the West Yorkshire Fire Brigade and explore their fire engine were amongst the activities for all the family. Every penny of the money donated to Andys Man Club will go directly into creating new groups and to support their ambition to prevent male suicide across the UK.
For more information about Andys Man Club or to find your nearest group please visit: www.andysmanclub.co.uk