CALM is a leading movement against suicide and the event is being organised to raise funds and awareness of male mental health. At the heart of Cranleigh village since 1967, Cranleigh Rugby Club is hosting the match which takes place on Saturday 14th March with gates opening at 12.00 and kick off at 13.00.
Playing Cranleigh RFC’s 1st team, the CALM Barbarians are a mixture of ex Cranleigh players who played together at youth level, and other friends who have links to the CALM charity.
The match is aiming to raise £2,000 for CALM through ticket donations of £5, a charity auction and raffle. Hot food and a full bar are available on the day. To purchase a ticket or donate, visit: www.justgiving.com/CRFC2020.
Jim McAllister, Dunsfold Park, Chief Executive comments: “We are only too pleased to be able to support local initiatives, like the CALM charity rugby match, which highlight important local and national issues. We wish the teams the best of luck on the weekend.”
Ben Hearsum, Event Organiser, comments: “It is estimated that in 2018 CALM helped save close to 700 lives. All of which would have been someone’s father, son, brother or friend. In organising this event we are asking local rugby fans, their friends and family to help us save lives by joining us at the match, donating and helping us raise awareness. We hope to see everyone at the club for what will be a great day out!"
In the UK suicide is the SINGLE biggest killer of men under 45 and 75% of suicides in the UK are men. CALM provides a free anonymous helpline, 0800 58 58 58, and webchat staffed by trained professionals, as well as bereavement support. For further information on CALM visit www.thecalmzone.net