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Gay Village highlights mental awareness and raises funds

Gay Village highlights mental awareness and raises funds

Venues of Manchester's Gay Village once again come together for a worthy cause earlier this week.

Special performances, games, chat & , messages from village entertainers, plus special guests all took place with the support of veneus including EVA Manchester, Centre Stage MCR, The Goose, Iconic Bar Manchester, Club Tropicana, Napoleons Bar,Restaurant & Karaoke Rooms and The Rem Bar.

Statistics tells us that 1 in 4 people experience a mental health problem and in the current circumstances more and more people will face a struggle through fear, anxiety, depression. The feeling of being alone and the constant battle cope.

Organiser John Harvey told us;

"So now to say the biggest thankyou ever to everyone involved in the Be Kind for Mind event - together we’ve thus far raised over £1000, raised awareness of mental health, brought people from multiple locations across the uk together in 12.5 hours of streamed content controlled from my kitchen table! - and all this with literally a week and a half of organising. It’s no mean feat we achieved this together - every organiser, every entertainer, singer, Dj, host, drag queen, sports social group - every bar, venue and media business, - every donation, comment, interaction, every like, share and emotion.

I’m utterly proud of the achievements we all made doing this. From the deepest bottom of my heart I want to say thankyou to each and every one of you xx

There’s just too many people to tag And I know people can get frustrated with endless notifications. please know I personally want to thank you all".

MIND is one of a number of UK charities that provide vital support and coping mechanisms to service users. Due to COVID19 more people are accessing the essential services provided by MIND.

To carry on providing these invaluable services it is paramount that donations continue to come into the charity.

You can still donate to Mind via our justgiving - every single penny really does count via the link below.

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Published: 21-May-2020

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