International Surrey Football is pleased to announce that we have teamed up with Hope + Glory Sportswear to release a limited edition Surrey blackout shirt in aid of the Campaign against Living Miserably (CALM) to raise awareness of mental health during this period of extended isolation from friends and loved ones that many people around the world are currently facing.
The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is a leading charity for suicide prevention, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK and the cause of 18 deaths every day. CALM runs a free and confidential helpline and webchat – 7 hours a day, 7 days a week for anyone who needs to talk about life’s problems. They also support those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP).
To support CALM and the vital work they undertake during this difficult time for many around the world, we have teamed up with sportswear supplier Hope + Glory to produce a limited edition Surrey blackout shirt, highlighting that mental health, isn’t an easily visible problem for many.
The shirt will feature an embroidered ISF and Hope & Glory logos, but also include the CALM logo in a black vinyl print, which will allow the logo to hide on the front of the shirt and be difficult to see easily when looked at to reflect the reality of how easily missed signs may be that friends or loved could be facing mental health problems.
Shirts are available for just £40, with a portion of the revenue generated from sales be donated directly to CALM to support the work they’re undertaking, this is proving especially important at this time as CALM saw a 37% increase in daily calls within the first week of the UK lockdown due to the spread of COVID-19. The sale of each Surrey blackout shirt will in effect cover the cost of 1 potentially life-saving call for CALM.
50% of revenue generated from sales will be donated to CALM, equally an estimated 1 shirt sale covering the cost of 1 potentially life-saving phone call with CALM. The shirt is available for pre-order from today and will remain available until at least May 17th, with a possible extension. However, once the sale ends it will end forever and the shirt will not be available again for any 2nd production runs.
Fans interested in purchasing one of these shirts can head over to the Hope + Glory Website to pre-order their very own Surrey black-out shirt from today and support the work done by CALM here: https://store.hopeandglorysportswear.co.uk/product/intsurrey-x-calm-black-out