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Lynn News' charity of the year the 8:56 Foundation visit Denver's fun day and bring awareness to men's mental health



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Members of the 8:56 Foundation, Lynn News' charity of the year as voted for by the public, have been bringing awareness at events in West Norfolk about men's mental health.

Chair of the foundation Matt Oakes visited Denver fun day where they had a stall to talk to people about the work they do.

A fund raising event also took place in Lynn and the charity are promoting the message for men to socialise through sport and talk about issues that affect their mental health.

The 8:56 Foundation's stand at Denver fun day. Pictured: Richard Watson and chair of the foundation Matt Oakes. MLNF-22AF07273
The 8:56 Foundation's stand at Denver fun day. Pictured: Richard Watson and chair of the foundation Matt Oakes. MLNF-22AF07273

Professor Lee Smith, professor of public health at Anglia Ruskin University is a trustee for the foundation and tells of the recent efforts to maintain the topic of men's mental health in the pubic eye.

He said: "On Saturday, June 16 a fund raising event was held at the Rathskeller restaurant and bar on the South Quay, with all proceeds donated to foundation.

"It raised an impressive £4,000.

"We would like to thank Graham Spooner for the organisation of the successful event, which included a raffle, an auction, hog roast, and music.

"On the following Sunday we had a stall at the Denver summer fair where a number of people came to speak to us regarding the charity and also a number of people reached out to us for support

"It was indeed a successful day.

" We would like to remind readers that we are here to help in relation to men’s mental health.

"If anyone is suffering in any way or has a loved one they are concerned about, please do reach out to us.

"The best way to do this is to contact us via our web page."

Visit https://856foundation.org.uk/ for further information.



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