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‘Fight Night’ to benefit mental-health charity
The Blackhall Fight Night Fighters with Scott Field and Paddy Headon

02 Mar 2023 / law society Print

‘Fight Night’ to benefit mental-health charity

The Blackhall Charity Fight Night takes place on Wednesday 15 March at the Pavilion Building in Leopardstown Racecourse, Dublin (7.30pm).

This event is being run in conjunction with Headon Boxing Academy, and for the benefit of the Reuven Field Foundation, an Irish charity working towards making mental-health services more widely available across Ireland.

Reuven, founded in 2021 by Scott Field, points out that less than 6% of the annual health budget is spent on mental-health services, compared with 14% in Britain.

McVerry Trust partnership

The charity wants to see an increase to at least 12%, which it says is the minimum the World Health Organisation recommends for developed nations.

Reuven is committed to making an impact by starting with the most vulnerable members of society, and its first project is to fund a mobile mental-healthcare team providing services to rural homeless people.

This is being done in partnership with the Peter McVerry Trust.

All of the administration and running costs of the charity are covered by the founder and board of directors, who work on an entirely voluntary basis.

This means that every euro donated to the charity goes directly to the service being provided, and not to salaries, expenses, marketing campaigns, or website running costs.

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