On the 20th of March, a great friend and supporter of Red Earth reached the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and raised over £1,000 to support our work.
Faith Abiola Ellison, a Mental Health Services Commissioner, travelled 6,500 miles from her home in London and then embarked on an epic eight-day trek to reach the summit of the highest mountain in Africa which stands at 5,895 feet above sea-level.
Faith was inspired to support us because of the work that we do to help black men to talk about their mental health.
Faith told us,
"Families needs fathers, brothers, uncles, grandfathers and friends who can be emotionally strong and resilient, who can help them to feel valued and loved. Red Earth do great work to help this to happen, and I was really keen to support them"
So far Faith has raised £1,170 which we will use to deliver create a safe and healing space for black men to talk about their mental health and share their experiences, stories and coping strategies.
Our founder and director Sandra Griffiths has been overwhelmed by peoples generosity and Faith's determination and her incredible achievement,
" Faith is amazing and we are so grateful that she chose to support us. She is an inspiration and her climb has caught the imagination of so many people who have donated to our cause. Thank you Faith and thank you to everyone who has made a donation"
You can still make a donation through our JustGiving page
We are always grateful for any offers of assistance and help to enable us to continue our work to promote the mental health a well-being of racialised and marginalised communities.
Please email us via the website if you are able to support us.