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Sunday 28th May 2023
This afternoon, participants from our Women's Football Therapy sessions were invited to Snows Stadium in Totton to take part in 'Josh's Games'. Hosted by the charity Ripple Suicide Prevention, Josh's Games was a charity day which consisted of several football games to raise vital funds towards Ripple Suicide Prevention's lifesaving technology.
CEO and Founder of Ripple Suicide Prevention Alice Hendy lost her brother Josh on the 25th of November 2020 to suicide. Josh had been researching techniques to take his own life via harmful internet searches. The content available online following a search of this nature currently provides mental health support in one format: a helpline. Alice set up Ripple Suicide Prevention to ensure more help and support is given to individuals searching for harmful content online.
This afternoon our Kick Start FC Ladies played their part as they played a charity fixture vs Solent Sport FC Women in the only female fixture of the day. Through the collective efforts of several football teams invited to take part, and the amazing team at Ripple Suicide Prevention, together we were able to raise an incredible £3080.50.
There are approximately 1.2million internet searches every month on ways to take your own life. The money raised today will contributes towards intercepting these searches and providing people a vital lifeline.
Checkout some of the photos from today below.
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