An evening of white collar amateur boxing in aid of Mental Health Awareness

March 22, 2019

 

Hosted by Jon Durrant of Durrant's Gym, London's Porchester Hall was the location for a night of white collar amateur boxing, all in aid of charity.

 

Following ten weeks of training with a professional coach, white collar sponsors fight it out in the ring, raising much needed funds for Mental Health Awareness and The Grace Dear Trust.

 

The Grace Dear Trust was incorporated by Graham and Karen Dear after losing their daughter, Grace, to suicide at the age of 27 back in February 2017.

 

 

75% of mental illnesses start before a child reaches their 18th birthday and 50% of mental health problems in adults take root before the age of 15. Many young people struggle to understand their own feelings and don’t know how to talk about them. This can lead to them suffering in silence, without the help they need. We want to change that and let young people know ‘it’s ok not to be ok’.

 

We believe that the treatment available for those suffering with mental illness is severely limited because of gross under-funding, and there could, and should be more effective approaches to prevention, diagnosis and treatment.

 

By helping to change this, we hope that other families might avoid the unnecessary and tragic loss of a loved one in the way that the Dear family experienced.

 

 

Support us by getting involved and making a difference

 

 

 

Every penny raised helps to raise awareness of the signs and symptoms of mental health challenges in young people, and to eradicate the stigma that surround the words ‘Mental Health’.

 

 

Make a Donation

 

To make a one off or a monthly donation simply click Here to be transferred to our findacharity.net donation page. We accept PayPal and all major credit and debit cards.

 

 

 

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