“During my term of office I have chosen to support Andy’s Man Club and The Well Women Centre as my principal charities. I may also share some of the money raised among other local charities that I may visit during the year”.
Andy's Man Club
On average one man every 2 hours takes his life in the UK. It is often said a factor is that men don't talk and Andy's Man Club was created to break down these stigmas. At Andy's Man Club you don't have to be suicidal or have a mental health problem, its aim is to get men talking.
Andy's Man Club is described as "a talking group, a place for men to come together in a safe environment to talk about issues and problems they have faced or are currently facing", it was formed by Luke Ambler and his mother-in-law Elaine after his brother-in-law took his own life.
The club, with its slogan "it's okay to talk", started in early 2016 with a first meeting of nine men. Since then, the group since has expanded across the country and by February 2020 had over 800 men attend every week. Each group meeting is led by a volunteer "group facilitator" who has been trained by the organisation.
Well Women Centre
The Well Women Centre offers women-only services delivered either from our main centre at Trinity Church Gate or within one of our designated outreach venues within the District.
Providing a holistic, non-medical approach to women's health and well-being, the centre offers a range of services including
- A range of counselling therapies
- Self-development and wellbeing groups and courses
- Support services for women with multiple and complex needs
- A range of complementary therapies
- Support for young women
The Mayor's Charity Fund will only succeed with the support of all of us. If you can support
in any way by hosting a charity event, attending a charity event or by making a donation,
The Mayor's Office, Town Hall, Wood Street, Wakefield, WF1 2HQ
Telephone: 01924 305345
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