New Brighton Beer Launches To Raise Money For Grassroots Suicide Prevention
Today is National Suicide Prevention Day and all of September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, so this feels like perfect timing for Downlands Brewery to launch a beer in order to raise money for Grassroots Suicide Prevention, a Brighton based charity with a simple but powerful goal: that no one should have to contemplate suicide alone.
They work locally and nationally with communities, organisations and individuals, helping them to become ready, willing and able to effectively support someone at risk of suicide. Their training and consultancy helps save lives by enabling the kind of conversations that can really make a difference. You might have seen one of their posters for their "Stay Alive" App in Brighton already. They have multiple ways of offering support for everyone having suicidal thoughts and need somebody to talk to.
The story of the beer began with the Brunswick Pub after they tragically lost their Assistant Manager, Ed, in the start of July. In his honour, they threw a fundraiser party over the weekend supporting Grassroots Suicide Prevention raising awareness and money for the charity.
It was here that Downlands Brewery launched their latest beer, of which all profits raised at the Brunswick will go to Grassroots. They got through 8 kegs over the weekend alone and raised over £2600 from the whole weekend.
you can now drink the beer at these pubs, too. so you can drink beer and do good at the same time:
- Brighton Bierhaus
- Shepherd & Dog
- Brighton Beer Dispensary
- The Westbourne
- World's End (Brighton)
- The Bees Mouth
- The Butcher's Hook
- the Black Dove
- Bison Beer
- The Watchmaker's Arms
- BrewDog Brighton
The beer will be available for a limited amount of time over the next few weeks.
If you don't drink alcohol and still want to help out, you can donate from your couch here.
Written by Anna Olivia Böke