The have been looking at charities to possibly partner with & over the weekend we are delighted to announce that charity will be The Lucy Rayner Foundation.
In the world we live in now times are more difficult than ever dealing with the pressure cooker what is day to day life & Mental Health is something that affects millions of people, these people can be friends, family, colleagues or strangers & we must all try to have a better understanding & be better educated at being able to identify signs & offer the correct support to ensure we get people that are suffering the help they need to recover.
So in partnering with The Lucy Rayner Foundation was something we were very keen to make happen where not only will we to support the Foundation in whatever ways we can, we want all our members to have a better understanding of Mental Health & what every individual can do to help.
LUCY’S LEGACY – OUR STORY
On the 5th May 2012, Jenny Rayner and her family were tragically faced with the impact of mental illness, when their daughter Lucy took her own life aged just 22.
This life changing event inspired Jenny and her family to begin campaigning about the mental health challenges faced by young adults, and they quickly found that the support and help available to recognise and treat young adults with mental health challenges is woefully inadequate and significantly underfunded.
Jenny also discovered that her passion and tenacity to address these issues are shared by many others, and that her strong business acumen, entrepreneurial skills, and over 30 years’ experience in marketing, media and event management positioned her perfectly to make an impact in raising awareness of this critical problem.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE
As a result, Jenny, together with her husband Stuart and daughters Emma and Rebecca, established The Lucy Rayner Foundation in 2012. The foundation has since become a big voice making big strides in the local community and nationwide, including collaborating with other national charities with shared objectives including MIND, Samaritans, Cruise and the YMCA.
The club are investing in Rain Jackets for every player that signs for the club in July free of charge & all the jackets will have the The Lucy Rayner Foundation logo on the rear of the jackets.