Local April News From The Men’s Network

Here’s a quick snapshot of some local news from The Men’s Network for you:

FOOTY FUNDRAISER

Can you help us Kick Male Cancer? We’re raising some funds to support our new Beat Male Cancer campaign which has some funding from People Can and aims to prevent male cancer through awareness-raising as well as improving the male cancer patient experience through a survivor support network.

Volunters from the local universities have helped us create The Kick Male Cancer 6-a-side Football Tournament is taking place on Sunday 22nd April, 11:30am – 4:00pm at the University of Sussex Sports Complex, Falmer. Fancy dress is not compulsory but there will be prizes for the best dressed retro teams with bonus points awarded for big perms and hairy top lips.

Entry is £50 per team for a squad of up to eight players and all teams must register before the day by emailing Ben Dew  ben@themensnetwork.org.uk or calling Ben on 07824 612899.

THE COMMUNITY LEADERS PROGRAMME

Do you know someone who wants help to start a project, tackle a local issue, lauch a social enterprise or develop their leadership skills? If so then please tell them about the Community Leaders Programme. It was piloted with The Men’s Network last year and is now open to men and women. There’s an information session tomorrow and the programme starts at the end of April – CLICK HERE HOW FOR MORE INFORMATION.

Graduates from last year’s programmed have set up small community projects that have attracted more than £6,000 in funding in the past 6 months.

COME AND HAVE A HEARTY LAUGH WITH US

Did you know that men are FOUR TIMES as likely as women to die of heart disease before the age of 65? That’s why we’re doing our bit for heart health during Men’s Health Week this by having a hearty laugh with a fundraising comedy night promoted bye Charity Chuckle. It’s on Tuesday 12th June 2012 and you find out about the event, why comedy is good for your heart and how to buy a ticket by CLICKING HERE NOW.

NATIONAL CONFERENCE FOR MEN AND BOYS COMES TO BRIGHTON

We’ll be hosting the Second National Conference For Men & Boys in November 2012. It’s a great opportunity for local professionals who want to improve services for men and boys to rub shoulders with some of the leading experts in the UK.  Please get in touch if you want to attend and CLICK HERE NOW FOR MORE INFORMATION TODAY 

ARE YOU INTERESTED IN SOME SORT OF BIG MAN GATHERING TYPE OF THING?

Over the years we’ve often been asked if we have any plans to run a big man gathering to bring together men from all over the place to do a big man gathering kind of thing. We don’t really know what this would look like and we are sufficiently inspired to put the idea out there and ask if anyone is interested in joining forces with us to make a big man gathering type thing happen. If so get in touch or CLICK HERE NOW for more vague ramblings on this subject with the word BIG repeated lots of times.

MAKING OUR CITY A CENTRE OF EXCELLENCE FOR MEN AND BOYS

Our ambition has always been to create Brighton & Hove as a global centre for excellence for men and boys. And in many ways it already is, which is why we’re delighted to see the excellent work of abandofbrothers highlighted in this Guardian article here and the pioneering work of Men Get Eating Disorders Too winning an award – click here for info.

We’d also like to acknowledge those working with dads in the city who include Ali Mayor’s Superdads, Whitehawk Dads, The Hertford Juniors’ Dads Choir and an emerging Young Dads project that has been sparked into life through partnership work between the council, The Men’s Network and Young Dads TV in London.

That’s all folks! If you have any local news of relevance to men and boys you’d like us to highlight in future do please get in touch.

About

Glen Poole is UK co-ordinator for International Men's Day, Director at the consultancy Helping Men and news editor of insideMAN magazine. Follow him on twitter @HelpingMen or find out more about his work at www.helpingmen.co.uk.

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