We are thrilled to announce today that our chosen charity partner for RAMPAGE 2020 is AWARE, the leading depression charity for Northern Ireland. AWARE has established a network of 23 support groups in rural and urban areas across Northern Ireland, ran by trained and dedicated volunteers. They provide support and welcome people with depression and bipolar disorder, as well as providing support for carers of people with illness.
For every participant that takes on our Rampage Run at the end of May 2020, we will donate £5 of their entry fee directly to AWARE. We hope to raise around £5000 for this incredible charity and provide extra funding to bolster the support they provide across the country. With the rising rates of mental health issues and suicides in Northern Ireland, we feel it’s crucial to support causes like AWARE. They provide vital support and resources to those in need, as well as breaking the stigma surrounding depression and making help more accessible.
With campaigns such as their 2020 #iamaware campaign they are focused on helping people talk about depression and mental health in general. This campaign has 4 simple messages:
We are proud to have AWAREon board this year and we hope to be able to provide a sizable donation to support all that they do. We have all heard the concerning statistics surrounding mental health in Northern Ireland and we are taking steps to do our part.
A 2018 Prince’s Trust survey revealed that:
With almost half of Northern Ireland’s young people experiencing mental health problems, surely there is an increasing and pressing need for more ways of dealing with these issues. We are supporting AWARE as they provide a range of vital resources and are on the front lines of the fightback against mental health issues and widening the support networks to help those in need. Here’s just a few of the ways they help:
See all the ways in which they are providing help at www.aware-ni.org
We would love to have you join our cause and come and participate in this year’s Rampage, where you will get the direct mental health benefits of exercise while doing your part to help this fantastic mental health charity.
Our RAMPAGE WEEKENDER is our annual mud run event, which is an obstacle course race held at The Jungle outdoor activity centre in Moneymore, Magherafelt. For Adults there is a 10k option with 60 gut busting obstacles along with a 5k route should competitors find the going too much for them. After the run, we host an afterparty with live music, a ‘Bright N Tight’ themed disco, an on site bar and the option to camp overnight and make a weekend of it.
The following day there is a 5K Teens (11-17 yrs) and 2K Kids (6-10 yrs) race where the younger runners can try to conquer the course too. Parents are invited to run along with their kids free of charge. (1 free parent per child entered)
This will be our fourth year of running this annual event.
Previous charities supported have been Community Rescue Service, who we were able to raise £5000 for, SANDS NI, who we managed to raise £4,500 for and The HUB BT80, who we raised £5000 for. We take our social corporate responsibility very seriously at The Jungle and this is our way of using the activities and events that we hold to give back to the community.
Check out our blog post on our Fundraising Efforts for 2019 at:
To find out more information on RAMPAGE and HOW TO ENTER please visit: