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Andrew Unwin

Medicine Ball Challenge

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p][br][/p][p][b][i][u]Medicine Ball Challenge [/u] [/i][/b][/p][p]Hi guys I’m Andy Unwin and this is my Medicine Ball Challenge.[/p][p]The medicine ball represents the weight, and awkwardness service personnel and veterans carry around with them every day due to mental health problems. Many feel that they can’t talk because of the stigma surrounding mental health problems. Problems such as Stress, Anxiety, PTSD, and Depression. Which have led to the number of Mental health related deaths of veterans and serving soldiers rise to an alarming rate.[/p][p]Not all wounds are visible, however this could have been avoided if only they had talked to someone, or there was more awareness.[/p][p]I want to raise awareness of these issues. On the 19th November, as part of International men’s day I am hand cuffing this medicine ball to myself, and carrying it around everywhere I go for 2 weeks! Carrying out normal daily tasks trying to function with this weight making even simple tasks seems like a challenge. I will also be completing various challenges throughout the 2 weeks. Such as Park runs and loaded marches. [/p][p]When my 2 weeks is up I will encourage friends and willing individuals to do the same and keep this ball going as long as possible.[/p][p]I cannot stress enough not all wounds are visible this simple ball could raise awareness and funds to help those in need of our help. Many service personnel and veterans carry these injuries around every single day. If you are struggling, please, please speak to someone be it a work colleague, a friend, even a stranger, just speak out and ask for help.[/p][p]I am raising funds for Combat Stress and ABF the Soldiers Charity. If you would like to show your support, follow the link below. If you want take on the challenge yourself and make a real difference for a worthy cause, contact me. [/p][p]Donate at- http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/Not_all_wounds_are_visible[/p][p]Take on the Challenge Contact- Andyunwin01@hotmail.co.uk[/p][p]Thank you[/p]
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Supporters

11-Jan-2019

Peter Hirst

Donations from Capt Andrea Brewington (10), Mr Nick Blakemore (20) and a young officer on the CWC in Warminster

£35.00 plus £8.75 Gift Aid

03-Jan-2019

Anonymous

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

03-Jan-2019

Keri Howard

Powerful message - Great cause, well done guys!

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

03-Jan-2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2019

Jodie

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2019

Shaun Quinn

Good effort lads, 👍🏻

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2019

Nat and willow

£11.97 plus £2.99 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2019

Christine scott

Well done boys From Iris-Audrey xx

£25.00

02-Jan-2019

Anonymous

Well done lads

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

02-Jan-2019

Anne Marshall

£20.00