The Cricketer’s Arms donates over £500 to MFG!

[Photograph of Barney and Liam, presenting Zara with the £469 donation raised on “Silly Sunday”]

The Cricketer’s Arms raises over £500 for Keighley based mental health volunteers.

So far during 2018 Moving Forward Group has expanded its mental health support network from three men only groups to 15 groups supporting Men, Women and the LGBT community throughout Bradford District. Moving Forward began as a Men’s Mental Health Support Group in Keighley almost six years ago.

The group provides for approximately 100 attendances per week of individuals who are enduring the disability of poor mental health. The group’s free community approach, with education & peer support, is lifting people out of depression and giving them new purpose.

Our Management Committee Member, Zara Jade, has taken on the role of developing support from the local community and business’. She has had a great response from staff and regulars at the Cricketer’s Arms, Coney Lane, Keighley. The pub has been taking donations for us with bar top collection boxes.

Additionally, they organised and ran a “Silly Sunday @ The Cricks” fundraising event on Sunday the 6th May which raised £469.00!

There was live music, DJ Barney, and a BBQ ran throughout the day. All of which kept over 300 customers well-fed and entertained throughout the event. Bar staff member Danielle said “It was absolutely packed. A brilliant night”.

Two brave gents; Liam & Cockney John had a wager as to which of the two would raise the most money, the loser was to have their hair, or beard, shaved off! Well! Amazingly it was “calculated” under mysterious circumstances, that they had both raised the same amount! There was nothing else to do but declare both to be losers. Liam lost his hair and John lost his beard.

Moving Forward Group, and our members, would like to thank Helen, Danielle, Liam, Barney, John, and all who made the event happen and the customers who contributed on the night. The funds raised takes Moving Forward Group one step closer to our goal of achieving Registered Charity Status.

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