Technoprint’s business development manager, Graeme Johnston, is taking part in a three-round challenge at the Antrobus Golf Club in Northwich, to raise money for the charity, CALM – the Campaign Against People Living Miserably.
The event, set to go ahead on the 27th of July, will be supporting the patient information leaflet manufacturer’s efforts to support CALM, which is its charity of the year for 2021.
CALM is often the first port of call for many contemplating suicide. According to the charity’s website, “every week 125 people in the UK take their own lives”, and “75% of all UK suicides are male.”
CALM offers a free and confidential helpline and webchat for seven hours a day, seven days a week, and supports those affected by suicide via its Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
Some of CALM’s most recent campaigns have included #Project84, #Don’tBottleItUp, and The Best Man Project, which saw ex-footballer Rio Ferdinand, radio host Roman Kemp and The Duke of Cambridge discuss “the power of friendships.”
Johnston’s golf challenge for CALM couldn’t have come at a better time, he explained, as the pandemic has seen a rise in mental health problems due to many becoming isolated during the lockdowns.
“Quite simply, CALM is a fantastic charity to support. Many young people have developed mental health problems due to the pandemic. Technoprint couldn’t ignore this, and that’s why CALM is our charity of the year,” Johnston said.
He added: “We’ve set up a Just Giving page for the challenge and the number of donations we’ve received has already exceeded our expectations! I’ll be joined by three of my golfing friends on the day, and they’ll cheer me on around Antrobus’ golf course. I can’t wait to get started!”
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