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Sudbury pub launches charity beer mats in aid of Just Talk Campaign




Prince of Wales pub landlord Duncan Tuhey with members of the Just Talk Campaign - Natalie Wiggins, Lois Lovering, Sharon Kendall, Glenda Roberts and Mark Joiner - launching the beers mats aimed at encouraging people to talk about their problems. (1946804)
Prince of Wales pub landlord Duncan Tuhey with members of the Just Talk Campaign - Natalie Wiggins, Lois Lovering, Sharon Kendall, Glenda Roberts and Mark Joiner - launching the beers mats aimed at encouraging people to talk about their problems. (1946804)

Hundreds of beer mats are being placed in pubs all around Sudbury, in support of a charity that helps people with emotional and mental health issues.

The Prince of Wales pub launched the distribution of the beer mats last week, as part of its ongoing efforts to raise money and awareness for the Just Talk Campaign, a charity which launched in 2016 following a number of suicides in the area.

Just Talk co-founder Glenda Roberts, a licensed psychotherapist, said: “We thought the beer mats were a really good idea to help us reach out to more people.

“They have a really quirky design with the slogan ‘cheers to good mental health’ and with the campaigns contact details on them.

“We launched the beer matts at the Prince of Wales and we thank them for their continued support.

“We will now start handing out the beer mats to other establishments in the town.

“This is another way of us letting people know help is available to anyone who may be suffering with emotional problems.”

The pub’s support of the charity has also gained the praise of South Suffolk MP James Cartlidge, who wrote a letter to the landlords stating: “Your admirable efforts have not gone unnoticed and your support for the people of south Suffolk is much appreciated.”

The pub recently raised hundreds of pounds through a charity casino night, and is also donating 5p from every drink sold during every live televised sporting events towards the campaign.

Lois Lovering and Natalie Wiggins with the Just Talk Campaign beer mats at the Prince of Wales pub. (1946846)
Lois Lovering and Natalie Wiggins with the Just Talk Campaign beer mats at the Prince of Wales pub. (1946846)

Duncan Tuhey, Prince of Wales landlord, added: “We are great believers in the Just Talk Campaign and we are proud they chose us as the venue from which to launch the beer mat initiative.

“We are also pleased to receive the letter from the MP, as it is nice to see our efforts are being recognised.”

The Just Talk Campaign holds free monthly drop-in sessions where people can discuss any problem they may have in confidence with counsellors, with the next taking place on May 26, between 10am and 2pm.

To find out more, go to www.justtalkcampaign.co.uk.



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