1
year Mo Bro
Will Castle

£15,080

Target: £15,000
My motivation
Fundraising for cause areas including:
Mental health and suicide prevention

I have been meaning to do this for many years now but to be honest, I’ve never had the courage to tell my story. With all the chaos that is currently going on in the world, it’s made me want to do something positive so here it goes!

GLOBALLY, ON AVERAGE, 1 MAN DIES BY SUICIDE EVERY MINUTE OF EVERY DAY

I’ll just let that sink in for a second ….

This cause is very close to my heart. As you may be aware, I lost my father to suicide in 2010, it will be the 10 year anniversary of his death on the 17th November. I can't help but think if mental health wasn't such a taboo 10 years ago, I might still have my dad today. My dad was the definition of a “macho man”. In the 22 years I knew him, he never took a day off work no matter how sick he was. He was always the life and soul of the party and always appeared to be happy. No one knew what was going on in the mind of this seemingly indestructible man, who showed no signs of weakness. Evidently, that pressure grated at him, he didn’t think he could talk to anyone, and the final result was catastrophic. I don’t want anyone to experience the loneliness my father felt ever again, and no family to go through the pain that we experienced, and still experience to this day. It gets easier, but it never goes away.

Please support the great work this charity does to help make sure no one feels alone and that they have no way out. Globally, the rate of suicide is alarmingly high, particularly in men. Too many men are ‘toughing it out’, keeping their feelings to themselves and struggling in silence. Movember is aiming to reduce the rate of male suicide by 25% by 2030, and I want to help them get there. Help me stop men dying too young.

I decided to give myself a bit of a head start and not go clean shaven so that the end result is even more amusing. Some people say Borat, I prefer Freddie Mercury, you can make your own choice. I will be posting regular update on my page for you all to laugh at. I’m hoping by the end of Movember you’ll be looking at a Salvador Dali lookalike. In the meantime, Yakshamesh and please please dig deep!!

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2 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10

And when someone else instead of me

2 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10

And when someone else instead of me

4 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
Ikenna Obiekwe
£50

Proud of you brother - well done xx

4 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
Ikenna Obiekwe
£50

Proud of you brother - well done xx

5 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
James Wood
£20

I was lucky enough to have the pleasure to meet your father on a few occasions and I can say he was an incredible man. Keep going Will you are doing one hell of a job. Best wishes. Woody

5 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
James Wood
£20

I was lucky enough to have the pleasure to meet your father on a few occasions and I can say he was an incredible man. Keep going Will you are doing one hell of a job. Best wishes. Woody

5 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
Ben De la Fuente
£45

Glad we could get you to your target! Well done Will, a great cause. Love Ben, Rachel and Lucy xx

5 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
Ben De la Fuente
£45

Glad we could get you to your target! Well done Will, a great cause. Love Ben, Rachel and Lucy xx

15 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
David Silver
£50


Will, extremely touching to read about your experience and very brave of you to share.
I’m sure your dad is incredibly proud of you.
Sending love
David

15 hour(s) ago
Donation from:
David Silver
£50


Will, extremely touching to read about your experience and very brave of you to share.
I’m sure your dad is incredibly proud of you.
Sending love
David

16 hour(s) ago
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Dylan Liu
£20
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Dylan Liu
£20
1 day(s) ago
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Iga Zielinska
£15
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Iga Zielinska
£15
1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
Cherrelle King
£10

Will you are so brave for sharing your story :)

1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
Cherrelle King
£10

Will you are so brave for sharing your story :)

1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10

Seems impossible to face

1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
an anonymous supporter
£10

Seems impossible to face

1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
Sian Hammer
£20

Will, I read your story on LinkedIn - I’m sorry for your experience and for your loss. I don’t know you but the loss of any parent is harrowing and your story really struck me... how a ‘normal’ day can become anything but that in just a blink of an eye. Wishing you all the best and thanks for raising awareness of such an important message. All my best, Sian

1 day(s) ago
Donation from:
Sian Hammer
£20

Will, I read your story on LinkedIn - I’m sorry for your experience and for your loss. I don’t know you but the loss of any parent is harrowing and your story really struck me... how a ‘normal’ day can become anything but that in just a blink of an eye. Wishing you all the best and thanks for raising awareness of such an important message. All my best, Sian

6 day(s) ago

Thank you so much for all your donations.
Taking part in Movember has brought the memories of 17th November 2010 to the forefront. I have spent the past 9 years marking this day in a very private and personal way, but in the spirit of opening up about #mentalhealth and trying to destigmatise #suicide, I have decided to share the shattering events of that day, which began like any other normal Wednesday.
Please read, share and donate if you can.
This is all for you, Dad.
Please copy and paste the following link into your browser to read my story https://bit.ly/2UPA6BO. It may be distressing for some, so please do not feel obliged to read it.

1 Week(s) Ago

Hi Will, thanks so much for letting Stef share your story with the team here at Mo HQ. It's so courageous of you to relive such an emotional day to help others avoid what you and your family had to go through. Thank you so much for all that you are doing for Movember, it is so appreciated by us all.

Thinking of you all this week.

Lauren, Mo HQ

1 Week(s) Ago

Hey Will,
We stand beside you at this time - on the anniversary of your father passing.
Thank you for all that you are doing in support of men's health projects in the first year on your Mo Bro journey. Thanks to you we are able to change men’s lives with tools such as Movember Conversations - an interactive platform that provides the skills and confidence to approach difficult conversations: https://conversations.movember.com/
Whether you achieve the Borat, Freddie Mercury or Salvador Dali mo we appreciate and salute you.
JC

2 Week(s) Ago

I recorded a podcast for Property Week about my experiences with mental health and my Dad's suicide. Please have a listen. You will need to copy and paste the link into your browser.

https://bit.ly/3pnyDRj

2 Week(s) Ago

Arthur showing his support

2 Week(s) Ago

Getting twirly

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2 Week(s) Ago

Some say it’s a young Ron Jeremy

3 Week(s) Ago

Since my Movember fundraiser is all in honour of my Dad, I wanted to share this obituary from The Polo Times written by my dad's very close friend John Horswell.

https://bit.ly/38m3GH8

3 Week(s) Ago

Day 6 - tashtastic

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