We’ve all heard of the January blues
Well, we’re turning ‘the most depressing day of the year’ on its head by renaming the third Monday in January ‘Brew Monday’ and celebrating that great tradition of simply getting together to talk over a cup of tea (or coffee!). We’ll send you a FREE fundraising pack with everything you need to host your own Brew Monday event at home, work or in your community.
Can’t do 15 January 2018? Don’t worry! Any Monday can be a Brew Monday. It’s a great excuse to get people together for a cuppa a chat and banish the winter blues.
Kettle, two cups and a brew!
Last year, on Monday 16 January 2017, we asked people to do something really simple and really practical to help others:
A cuppa and a chat with anyone who may be going through a tough time – to show you care and raise awareness that listening can save a life. People from all over the UK and Ireland came together with neighbours, colleagues, relatives and friends.
Our celebrity friends
Celebrity supporters including Robbie Williams, ITV’s Lorraine, presenters from Loose Women, Vic Reeves, Hussain Manawer, Rachel Parris, Danny Boy Hatchard, Nigel Owens and John Fendley all helped us promote Brew Monday.
Events at train stations
We also teamed up with Network Rail, who work with us to reduce suicide across the railway environment, to help spread the word.
Awareness raising events took place at train stations across the UK, including London King’s Cross, where volunteers gave out Samaritans branded tea bags.
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