My Black Dog is a peer-to-peer support service for people struggling with their mental health. The ambassador, Eddy Temple-Morris is a Cardiff local.
All its volunteers have had their own battles with mental health and share an understanding of what it means.
“My role is to help spread the word, attract good people to our cause and raise the money we need to operate – even though we are mostly powered by our amazing volunteers, we have to take care of their mental health and that’s not free,” says Eddy.
Susie Weaver, also an ambassador of My Black Dog, first came across the charity when she connected with Eddy through her own mental health awareness campaigns.
“When I was first struggling myself I wished I’d been able to reach out to other people who’d been through similar battles as I felt so isolated and alone. It’s an absolute honour to be an ambassador for My Black Dog, and to see just how many people the charity is supporting in such an important way,” Susie shares.
Since 2011, CarFest has raised over £20 million for UK children’s charities, including My Black Dog – and this summer, it’s on a mission to raise a further £2 million.
CarFest is the brainchild of radio presenter Chris Evans. This year, guests can enjoy a magical 7 festivals in 1, including StarFest, FoodFest, SpaFest, KidsFest, AdventureFest, RetroFest, and – of course – CarFest.
The next CarFest takes place this August between 26th-28th August in Hampshire. More details can found by visiting: https://carfest.org/
All profits from CarFest, including a guaranteed 15% of the price of each ticket, will be donated to UK charities.