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As of: 08/12/08 21:39

AFC Liverpool team up with CALM

AFC Liverpool have today formally announced an official partnership with CALM, the Campaign Against Living Miserably.

CALM offers support and advice to men from the ages of 18-35 on issues such as relationships, finances, drugs and alcohol, with the aim of reducing suicides amongst young men.

AFC Liverpool founder Alun Parry and board member Sharon Dobson have been working behind the scenes over the past 4 months to organise this partnership.

AFC Liverpool Spokesperson said: “As a community football club, AFC Liverpool are delighted to be working alongside such a valuable and worthwhile organisation.”

AFC Liverpool’s home game on Saturday saw the team wearing the CALM logo for the first time, along with the CALM slogan: “Take the weight off your shoulders”.

Simon Howes, the Merseyside CALMzone co-ordinator said,

“Whether it’s through sport, music or business we want to make sure that young men from across Merseyside know about CALM and how it can enable them to get through a tough time and enjoy their lives. Partnering up with AFC is a great opportunity to spread the message that being silent isn’t being strong.”

(November 24, 2008)