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We all live at the top of Eldon Bank

Shildon AFC to continue work in partnership with ManHealth to tackle male suicide. ManHealth are delighted to renew for a second year their partnership with Shildon AFC. The partnership includes display boards around the ground and the ManHealth logo on the sleeve of their new home and away shirts. Paul Bannister from ManHealth said “We are delighted to continue working with Shildon AFC on this exciting initiative. The North East of England has the highest suicide rate in the UK. 74% of all deaths by suicide are men. Suicide is the leading cause of death in men aged under 50. The biggest at-risk group from suicide are men aged between 45 and 54.

What another amazing day beside the seaside

On Saturday 29 June over 50 runners of Blyth Running Club completed in a Backyard Challenge Ultra in memory of a former member and friend Tony Holland.

The Shildon Shindig

The Shildon Shindig was a wonderful day on the 18 May and enjoyed by all who attended, ManHealth took on Team Solan with a full football match in the main event of the day at Shildon AFC. We were joined by live music acts and a special guest appearance from The Hairy Biker - Si King along with other entertainment. Thank you to all who supported ManHealth and the Shildon Shindig.

Renewable Field Services. Yorkshire 3 Peak Challenge.

On the 05 May 2024 a team of colleagues and friends from Renewable Field Services set out to attempt the Yorkshire Three Peaks Challenge. The challenge takes on the peaks of Pen-y-Ghent (694 metres), Whernside (736 metres) and Ingleborough (723 metres), usually in this order, and in under 12 hours. These hills form part of the Pennine range, and encircle the head of the valley of the River Ribble, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park. After a tough day in the hills the team were able to raise a wonderful total of donations of £4393.00. The donations will enable us to continue the much needed free to attend peer support groups for men. Thank you. Robbie Woods, Lucinda Winstanley, James Gowland, Sam Bullock, Ellis Collings, Heather Lynn, David Welsh, Benn Faulkner, Jack Welsh and Mick Jobson.

24hrs, 36 sore feet, 50 miles and 8 football grounds.

18 brave men from Newton Aycliffe had the will to walk 50 miles in 24 hours and visit many local football grounds to raise awareness of men's mental health and male suicide. The walk began at Newton Aycliffe FC on Saturday 27 April and finished at the same place the following morning. The men visited Shildon, Bishop Auckland, West Auckland, Willington, Crook and Tow Law FC during the 24 marathon. Thanks to Bishop Auckland Chairman Steve Coulthard for refreshments and Shildon Alive for providing much needed early evening sandwiches. The men raised the outstanding total of £4449.46 to support ManHealth continue their life saving work in our region.

Busy few months.

What a busy few months we have had at ManHealth. We have expanded our services to include two new groups in Stanhope and Hartlepool both opened in February and are growing nicely. Really happy to be supporting more men in our region. In terms of raising awareness we have been really busy. We hosted PORKPIE and Definitely Oasis at the Shildon Civic Hall in February and March. Two great gigs. In February The Cons Club in Coundon held an event for us, and we sponsored a game at Darlington Mowden Park Rugby Club. Over the Easter weekend we had a fundraising event at the Red Lion Shildon and The Duck in Crook. Thank you to Kay Walker and Ray Mole and Dave Cee for organising those.

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