We are pleased to showcase our support for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably) this coming Saturday.
The 10th October 2020 sees us face Bristol Rovers at home in the league which also coincides with World Mental Health Day and CALM becoming our match sponsor. CALM is leading the movement against suicide and we are helping them every step of the way. Every week in the UK there are 125 suicides with 75% of these being male.
It’s clear that the last few months have been an extremely difficult period for everybody and we are really proud to help raise awareness of the importance of mental health alongside Lincoln City Foundation.
Six months have passed since the lockdown began in the UK. In this time the CALM helpline answered 71,261 calls and chats, and directly prevented 253 suicides. That’s over 12,000 hours talking to people. There were also 645,240 chat messages exchanged around topics such as isolation, anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, financial stress and suicidal thoughts.
Right now, CALM’s life-saving services are needed more than ever, and they’ll continue to be there for whoever needs them.
Once again, 50/50 tickets are now available to purchase this weekend. 50% of the money will be given away as a cash prize along with a 3rd shirt signed by the squad to a lucky supporter. The remaining 50% of the money raised will be donated directly to CALM.
To purchase your 50/50 ticket for this weekends fixture, please CLICK HERE.
Commenting on the partnership Ben Hawley, Marketing and Communications Director at the Campaign Against Living Miserably said, “In these uncertain times people are needing CALM and our helpline services more than ever. We’re delighted that we can come together with The Imps to raise awareness around mental health and suicide through the 50/50 raffle and match sponsorship.”
“With football up and down the country returning from lockdown, it's more important than ever that we continue to stick together and be there for our mates on and off the pitch, whatever they are going through."