The Chestnut Appeal for Men's Health:
We are the Chestnut Appeal for Prostate Cancer and we have worked with the UK Calendar Girls team headed by Myles Lockwood since 2014 since the launch of the Plymouth Calendar Men competition. Very quickly we noticed the participants also had the opportunity to take part in many UKCG governed charity events they wouldn’t normally get involved in and this has had a direct effect on increasing our charity funds as well as creating wide spread awareness for the Chestnut Appeal as a whole.
For us it’s been amazing to see young people shine as their confidence grows through the various stages of the competition and how involved some of the girls become in the charity side of things. As well as improving lives by creating these wonderful calendars UKCG also raise much needed awareness for the most common cancer in men; prostate cancer.
The calendar projects have to date raised in excess of £7000 for us alone with many of the models raising funds individually to help our cause. With the funds and awareness this competition manages to create alongside raising money for many other cancer based charities over the years we can only see great things coming from this organisation. We have noticed the team work on more than just glamorous calendars they also open doors for many aspiring models to meet inspirational people who work in the modelling industry as well as becoming noted by credible talent scouts.
Over 47,000 men are diagnosed with the disease every year, that’s more than 120 men every day and every 45 minutes one man dies from prostate cancer in the UK. Staggering statistics aren’t they, especially when current studies show less than 30% of men know where the prostate is, let alone what it does.
The fundraising from the calendar girls has enabled us to supply state of the art medical equipment to hospitals which makes the diagnosis of prostate cancer faster and more accurate than ever before and has helped us raise much needed vital awareness in communities we might not have been able to reach before.
We are indebted to Myles and his amazing team and it’s been a pleasure working with such professional people.
Thank you for thinking of this much needed charity. The help you give makes a real difference.
T: 01752 792 736
M: 07769 221 095
To donate to the Chestnut Appeal please click here
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Mental Health Awareness:
Our Mission Statement:
"To actively support, fundraise, educate and create awareness for all conditions and all levels of mental health. Our aim is to make a positive difference to people’s mental health and wellbeing. We will actively seek to provide help and services to people living with the day to day challenges of these disorders. We do this by running events and fundraisers that support and help mental health charities."
"We will actively provide a hub for anyone suffering or knows someone who is suffering and in need of a safe and trusted community to share stories and find support for others who are dealing with mental health disorders or caring for a family member with a mental illness. We believe that, with the right personalised support, anyone with a mental health need can live the life they want to live. It is our vision that everyone gets the personalised services and support they need."
To understand mental illness, to promote mental health and well-being, and to challenge inequality and disadvantage throughout the course of life.
- We actively seek to drive improvement and change the status quo of day to day policy and practice
- We amplify the real experiences of those most affected by health inequality and mental health stigma and discrimination
- We aim to shine a light on the world to show that not being okay is in fact okay
- We work alongside chosen charity partners who are actively practising consultancy and research to make a change
- We provide funding support towards mental analysis and improving results
- We raise money and awareness through social media activity
- We create events to raise awareness and funding support towards our cause and charities
We will cease to exist when equality for mental health is no longer considered out of our reach, and when people receive the best understanding and intervention wherever they live, whenever they need it and without shame.
- Mental health problems affect around one in four people across the UK
- The most common problems are depression and anxiety, to rarer problems such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
- Mental Health can affect anyone no matter their social standing, position of importance, well-being or their ability to maintain social and work roles
Bowker House, Lee Mill
Ivybridge, Devon PL21 9EF
T: 01752 691007