Coronation Street’s Johnny Connor (aka Actor Richard Hawley) Launches Funding Campaign for abandofbrothers

This week Corrie’s Johnny Connor (also known as actor and abandofbrothers member, Richard Hawley) is launching a fundraising campaign for the Abandofbrothers’ Rites of Passage Centre which will the first of its kind in the UK. His character in Coronation Street experiences the awful loss of his son through suicide. In fact, there is a whole episode dedicated to the devastating discovery of his lifeless body in the bathroom of his son, Aidan’s flat.  This happens because Aidan feels so lost in feelings of isolation and alienation. Richard is passionate about the work that ABOB do amongst younger and older men and wants to highlight the effects of this kind of community of men, the rites of passage and mentoring. “I’ve been at a low ebb at times – and for me, the antidote has been community. I’ve experienced this through a great organisation called abandofbrothers who do amazing work providing rites of passage experiences to men across the UK. They are currently raising money to create the UK’s first Rites of Passage Centre to train volunteers in how to create community and tackle isolation amongst men – It’s a privilege to give my support and be able to publicise the cause.” Chief Executive Nathan Roberts said “It’s fantastic that Coronation Street are tackling this difficult issue of male suicide and highlighting the problems and challenges. We’re grateful to Richard for choosing to put his weight behind our appeal for funds to create a Rites of Passage Centre which will enable us to reach more men across the UK and equip them to be a force for positive change.”...
New Mentors Wanted in Manchester

New Mentors Wanted in Manchester

We’re looking for more men to join our new Manchester aBandofBrothers community! Are you a man who would love to feel like you are doing something to make your area a better place? Would you like to be a valuable gift in a young man’s life? Do you have hard earned wisdom of success or failure (or both!) in life to pass on? Being an aBandofBrothers mentor is not a one way street. You will gain skills and wisdom which will enhance your life and relationships. 82% of abob men say they deal better with emotions as a result and over 90% of those with children say it has made them a better parent. It’s not easy. It requires being willing to examine your own life and being willing to work through your own blocks and challenges. It requires being willing to accept support from others. It requires being willing to be open and to trust. In doing this, we become the role models that the most vulnerable young men in our society need. Our current community includes men in public services, unemployed men, plumbers, gardners, IT consultants, business owners – people from many walks of life. We are a group of very ordinary people doing something extraordinary. If you are interested in finding out more, the next step is to join us for an intro evening. Please fill in this brief form to register your attendance: Click Here To Register Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you soon! “Being a mentor with aBandofBrothers has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my...
New Mentors Wanted in Portsmouth

New Mentors Wanted in Portsmouth

We’re looking for more men to join our new Portsmouth aBandofBrothers community! Are you a man who would love to feel like you are doing something to make your area a better place? Would you like to be a valuable gift in a young man’s life? Do you have hard earned wisdom of success or failure (or both!) in life to pass on? Being an aBandofBrothers mentor is not a one way street. You will gain skills and wisdom which will enhance your life and relationships. 82% of abob men say they deal better with emotions as a result and over 90% of those with children say it has made them a better parent. It’s not easy. It requires being willing to examine your own life and being willing to challenge your own blocks and challenges. It requires being willing to accept support from others. It requires being willing to be open and to trust. In doing this, we become the role models that the most vulnerable young men in our society need. Our current community includes men in public services, unemployed men, plumbers, business owners – people from many walks of life. We are a group of very ordinary people doing something extraordinary. If you are interested in finding out more, the next step is to join us for an intro evening. Please fill in this brief form to register your attendance: Portsmouth registration form Thank you for your interest and we look forward to meeting you soon! “Being a mentor with aBandofBrothers has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. I feel so much...