The Martin Gallier Project, based in New Ferry, have welcomed Tranmere Rovers captain Kane Hemmings to their thriving team as an official ambassador for the Charity.
The Martin Gallier Project, which is fiercely dedicated to preventing suicides, breaking down stigmas and supporting families in the North West, has gone from strength to strength since their inception in 2018. The revolutionary, one of a kind project have completed over 21,028 life saving suicide interventions.
Hemmings said on joining the charity “Breaking down the stigma of suicide is something I have a real passion for. To empower and embrace each other to speak on thoughts and emotions is something we can all lay a hand too and improve. When I was approached to support Jess and her team at The Martin Gallier Project, it was something I really wanted to be a part of as it is a cause extremely close to my heart. The support they continue to provide to families up and down the north west is outstanding and it’s a real honour to be asked and now be on board with these guys.”
The Rovers striker is the charity's second official ambassador along with OMD frontman and local music legend Andy McCluskey.
Jessica Gallier-Booth, CEO of The Martin Gallier Project said “We are delighted to welcome Kane to our incredible team at The Martin Gallier Project. Kane's dedication to suicide prevention is inspirational and we are proud to have him on the team. Kane, like many footballers, is a role model to thousands of young people. Having him on board will dramatically support us in our mission to break the stigma that surrounds suicide and encourage people to seek support when they most need it."
The Martin Gallier Project is the only suicide intervention, prevention and postvention service in the North West of England. A team of dedicated Suicide Intervention Workers provide crisis support through immediate suicide interventions on the high street with no barriers to access or waiting lists, thus reducing the need for clinical interventions and hospital admissions.
If you require support or additional information the MGP team are on hand 7 days a week 9:30am-16:30pm. Please visit
themartingallierproject.org for further information or to make a referral.
If you are in immediate danger please call 999. Samaritans are also available 24 hours a day on 116 123