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Fathers4Justice launch charitable foundation

Matt O'Connor and his son Archie at launch of Fathers4Justice Foundation
Fathers4Justice launch charitable foundation

Campaign group Fathers4Justice is launching a charitable foundation to provide life-saving support services for separated fathers. These will include a 24/7 “national lifeline” and other social justice initiatives aimed at suicide prevention, men’s mental health, homelessness, and helping men and boys in distress.

The Fathers4Justice Foundation will be launched at ‘The Great British Superhero Banquet’ which will take place at Gibson Hall in the City of London on 19th February 2019. Superhero costumes are a signature feature of many of the group’s actions.

The banquet will feature six Michelin starred chefs including Tom Kerridge, Daniel Clifford, Glynn Purnell, James Close, Paul Ainsworth, and Michael O’Hars.

 

Fathers4Justice Foundation's Great British Superhero Banquet

 

Standing Up For Fathers, Men & Boys

The F4J Foundation will use the slogan “Standing Up For Fathers, Men & Boys” to represent its focus of addressing men’s health issues.

Fathers For Justice founder Matt O’Connor explained why the group had established a charity. He said: “The unfolding men’s health crisis demands an urgent response – separated dads are three times more likely to die than mothers after separation and around 70% of non-resident fathers are now living in poverty.”

“The cancer of fatherlessness has a devastating impact on children which has led to record levels of mental health problems amongst children, and a knife crime epidemic amongst teenagers and young people in fatherless inner cities.”

He added that 12 men take their own lives every day.

He continued: “We are developing a number of social justice initiatives through the Foundation to not only change men’s lives with our campaigning work, but also save lives and improve the outcomes for fathers, men and boys.”

 

We Are Fathers 4 Justice logo

Tickets to the banquet launch are £200 each, including all food and wine.

The dress code is of course ‘superhero’ fancy dress.

 

 

 

Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world's first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp.

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