In 2017 there were 6,213 suicides in the UK and Republic of Ireland.
Men remain three times as likely to take their own lives than women. In Scotland alone, the suicide rate for young men increased for the third consecutive year in 2017.
Every year The Movember Foundation, a leading charity addressing the biggest health issues faced by men such as cancer, mental health and suicide prevention, encourages people to get involved in fundraising or donate in hope of stopping men dying too young.
By 2030, they plan on reducing the number of men dying prematurely by 25%.
With November fast approaching; myself (Fraser Kelly), Aidan Donaghy, Ross McCann, Luke Whelan, Oscar Williams, Mikey McKitrick and Conor McQuaid, led by everybody’s favourite Eddie Boyd, will be organising and taking part in numerous fundraising events.
As student ambassador for Movember at the University of Stirling, Eddie will be running 100km over the course of the month and attempting to grow something that resembles a moustache.
Our effort will be joined by many of the sports teams getting involved, so if you are in a society/club that you think can help the campaign, get in touch.
We will have updates on the Movember Stirling page throughout the month with other fundraising events such as organising events with music, comedy and a 5k.
If you are reading this, then the chances are that you know someone who has been affected by the issues we are raising money to battle.
To get involved do not hesitate to contact Eddie on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/eddie.boyd.351
You can do your bit by donating to our team at https://moteam.co/university-of-stirling. Every little helps and any donation would be greatly appreciated.