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Shaving For Mental Health Awareness

Closed Fundraiser page created in the Community category by Sam Hopgood

$5,530 donated
Given by 132 generous donors in 25 days

Increasing awareness and raising funds towards helping change the way New Zealanders think, act and feel about mental health and suicide.

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Hey there, we are a group of mates who have all been affected in some way by someone close to us, be it, friends or family, going through mental health problems and not thinking that they can speak up out it. We want to try and send a message that we support these people and everyone else going through these struggles. So, we decided to get together and shave our heads to go through a physical change so that others might not be afraid to help themselves mentally. We want this Givealittle to add to the support a charity helping these people going through tough times. The Key to Life Charity is an awesome one that has been helping New Zealanders from many years now. They have been doing this through mentoring and youth-led peer support initiatives that help to get young people to understand that they aren’t going through everything alone and offer them support to get through the tough times in life and empower them to move forward. We want to be able to give them a token of our appreciation and a way to keep on being able to help those all around us. With your support, we believe that we can help give the people struggling around us a chance to get help and seek support for the tough times they are going through. Donating anything will be a huge help to our cause and will go on to do a lot of good work in the communities around us. We hope that what we do now can help all of us in the future and not to have to go through losses that without the right support would never have had to happen.

The event will be open for the public to view on the 8th of November at 7 pm at Blendtings Barbers near the top of Cuba Street. Thanks to Blendtings Barbers volunteering their assistance, we will be hoping to turn the long hair into wigs for a local cancer charity.

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Post shaving photo!  9 November 2019

Posted by: Sam Hopgood

Thanks to everyone who turned up on the night, great to see so many people come together for such a worthy cause. Remember to look out for your mates and have a chat. It's okay to not be okay

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Wade on 11 Nov 2019
What an incredible way to show your support to such a great cause, well done to all you lads. ps: Loved the live-stream :)
Jack on 10 Nov 2019
Taylor on 10 Nov 2019
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James on 09 Nov 2019

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