Almost £2,500 has been raised for a charity which helps men who are feeling suicidal.
Chrysalis Prevention of Men’s Suicide was launched earlier this year by Adrian Cunningham. To help raise money to promote the group, a 24-hour challenge took place at Selby Gym with owner Steve Thompson. The ‘On the hour, every hour for 24 hours’ challenge saw Steve burn 150 calories on the assault bike and do 45 press ups every hour for 24 hours.
Adrian said: “I would like to thank Steve, I know it as a really tough challenge. I would also like to thank everyone who donated and all the people who came in through the night to take part in the challenge. We had a different person come on the hour, every hour and did the challenge with Steve. He had support all the way through the night. “A total of £2,495 was raised.” Adrian said the money would be used to organise awareness days, and to support the running of the group. Chrysalis Prevention of Men’s Suicide is predominantly for males aged 34 to 55, but will never turn away anyone who is finding things difficult. Adrian, from Camblesforth, said he founded the group after noticing a work colleague seemed to be struggling. He is keen to raise the profile of the charity, to help as many men as possible.
The group meets every Wednesday at 6.30pm in the offices above 50 Micklegate (the old Age UK Selby District building).
Anyone wishing to attend should contact Adrian through the charity’s website https://chrysalispreventionof menssuicide.co.uk/
Adi Cuningham and Steve Thompson. (17-02-506 SU)