Join the 28 Not Out Team for our Tractor Run!
When: 04:00 on 16th April 2021 kickstarting with a "Minute Against Silence" in remembrance of Max Hunter.
28 TRACTORS WITH THEIR DRIVERS ARE NEEDED!
Where: The Station House, Kimbolton
How: Donate £10 on this page with the caption "TRACTOR" ensuring that your name is public.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lots of Love,
Griff, Ali, Robbie, Rach, Chesca, Lewis & Paskey x x x
PS - If you haven't heard and you would like to know what the 28 NOT OUT EVENT IS ALL ABOUT, PLEASE READ A LITTLE MORE BELOW:
As a group of friends, we have been deeply shaken by the loss of our dear friend, Max Hunter who died by suicide in August 2019, aged 28 and we want to share an initiative that we are launching in July 2020.
Suicide and mental health continue to be incredibly difficult topics to talk about, particularly for young people and that is why we are determined to change that narrative.
Max was a great supporter of the Mintridge Foundation and enjoyed fundraising for the sports charity including the #Miles4Mintridge cycle in May 2019. Max was the biggest believer in using sport for positive change, he particularly loved rugby (an avid Northampton Saints fan) and cricket. Max also loved using sport to help his mood, notably golf. Sport and mental health has a strong connection.
We have found that it’s not always as simple as “opening up”, but what we want to encourage is for everyone to acknowledge their feelings on a regular basis and that is why we have created the Max Hunter Fund within the Mintridge Foundation.
The Mintridge Foundation is a registered charity dedicated to enhancing life skills in young people through sport. We provide a support network for young people by harnessing the power of positive sporting role models. The Mintridge Foundation assists young people of all ages, abilities and physical capabilities to develop confidence and resilience, and creates awareness of the importance of mental and physical wellbeing through sport.
Mintridge's team of Ambassadors - Olympians, Paralympians and other professional sports stars from over 20 sports, both team and individual - work with young people in schools, clubs and academies across the UK. Starting with visits including assemblies, coaching clinics and classroom sessions tailored to each organisation’s requirements, ambassadors can then provide one- on- one remote mentoring in a safeguarded environment, delivered via technology such as Skype, FItSwarm and Playwaze to build a lasting legacy for individuals.
The Mintridge Foundation’s successes demonstrate the incredible power of sport; from a mentee’s selection to represent Great Britain in their chosen field to enabling disabled children to find confidence and happiness just through participation. Understanding life after sport, we also support our Ambassadors in their transition from active sport to the next stage of their careers.
In 2020, we will launch the Max Hunter Fund with our event; “#28NOTOUT”. The concept is simple, 28 hours of non stop fundraising with each hour representing a year of Max’s life and involving activities that he loved dearly including rugby, cricket, golf to his favourite… dancing to Katy Perry! We have core activities that will be organised but anyone, anywhere in any part of the world can get involved with their own activity within the 28 hour period to raise funds (20:00 on 9th July through to 00:00 on 11th July).
Valuable funds raised will go towards keeping our much-loved friend’s fun, caring and sporting memory alive as well as changing perceptions and challenging stereotypes in the process. We will deliver mentoring programmes across the UK focussing on Max’s favourite sports and encouraging a new dialogue around how to look after our mental health just as we do our physical.
We hope that you like our logo created by the incredibly talented and great friend of Max, Sophie Botsford!