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IMPS PROUDLY ANNOUNCE CAMPAIGN AGAINST LIVING MISERABLY (CALM) AS CHARITY PARTNER

2 April 2020

Saturday's Imps Rewind fixture is dedicated to charity to raise vital funds to support their life saving services.

During these unprecedented times, we are delighted to announce that CALM, a charity leading a movement against suicide and living miserably, is our latest charity partner for 2020. To celebrate the partnership, this weekend’s Imps Rewind fixture will be dedicated to CALM as we aim to raise vital funds and bring people together through their love of football.

As millions across the country are trapped in isolation, separated from family, friends and their community, CALM’s life-saving services are on hand to help people through these weird times.  There is a lot of uncertainty and it can feel a bit overwhelming, from financial worries to anxiety around you or your loved one’s health. That is why on Saturday ahead of the 3pm KO we will be sending our messages of support via our social media, and giving fans the opportunity to raise money through donations to support the CALM helpline services which have seen a 37% increase in daily call demand in the last week.

Imps Rewind has been a huge success with over 1,200 of you tuning in to watch last week’s memorable 2-0 victory over MK Dons. It has been great to relive some of our favourite moments of the incredible journey that we find ourselves on. But it’s also more important than ever to stick together and support one another during these difficult times. We can’t watch live football at LNER Stadium right now but we can stay connected.

As part of the partnership, CALM (who are also a partner with LNER) will be given priority for fundraising support and profile awareness along with St Barnabas Hospice and Lincs and Notts Air Ambulance. Throughout 2020, we are committed towards helping these charities at management level in order to assist with their fundraising activities, all designated to raise the profile of our charity partners.

If you’re struggling, talk to CALM on 0800 58 58 58 or through their webchat. Their trained support workers are available from 5pm to midnight every day to provide practical support and advice, whatever you’re going through. Stay safe Imps fans, we are all in his together.

Donate

You can donate to our CALM Just Giving page HERE. 

 

About CALM

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is leading a ​M​ovement ​A​gainst ​S​uicide — offering life saving services, provoking national conversation and bringing people together to empower everyone to reject living miserably and stand together against suicide.

On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives every week, with 75% of all suicide in the UK being male. CALM runs a free and anonymous helpline and webchat service from 5pm to midnight 365 days a year. CALM takes 12,000 calls and webchats every month, and in 2019, directly prevented 588 suicides.

Alongside this life-saving service, CALM aims to create more action across society, against suicide through multi-award winning campaigns like Project 84, which succeeded in getting millions talking and the government appointing the UK’s (and world’s) first Minister for Suicide Prevention.

CALM also brings people together with collective action around interest points like running, football and art to drive cultural change and empower communities to better support the mental health and wellbeing of themselves and those around them.

For more information, visit thecalmzone.net

Contact: shervinbehzadi@thecalmzone.net


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