Lincoln Lumberjack Party mental health fundraiser in memory of founder’s friend

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Lincoln fundraiser Iain Maynard will raise money for a mental health charity with a Lumberjack Party in memory of his friend James Walker, who recently took his own life.

The Lumberjack Party started six years ago to raise awareness for cystic fibrosis which Iain’s children, Halle-Rose and Roman, were both diagnosed with at birth. It has raised thousands of pounds for good causes over the years.

This year’s event will take place at Home nightclub on Friday, December 27, raising money for Mind in James’ memory as this is a cause close to Iain’s heart.

Tickets for the fundraising party cost £5 (plus booking fee), with other ticket options also available. It’s free entry to anybody wearing a lumberjack shirt and anyone who purchases a 50% off drinks wristband – click here to buy tickets.

Iain Maynard (centre) with the team from Home Lincoln and his son Roman holding a cheque for the money raised at the 2018 event.

The following clubbing brands will be in these rooms at the 2019 event:

  • Live Lounge – District
  • Hacienda – Jacked
  • The Terrace – Sleek
  • Main Room – No Entry

With more people struggling with mental health issues Iain wants to raise awareness on the issue and make this year the best Lumberjack Party yet.

Iain has also previously set himself fundraising challenges including running two 10K races with a fridge on his back. He also ran the the entire length of Hadrian’s Wall in aid of his daughter’s charity – A Challenge for Halle-Rose.

Physical training instructor Iain Maynard ran with a 40kg fridge strapped to his back to raise money for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust as his 20-month-old daughter Halle has the condition. Photo: Steve Smailes for The Lincolnite

The latest fundraising Lumberjack Party is one of many events in James’ memory.

Brad Thornton was friends with James since their school days for 12-13 years. He recently defied the odds to climb England’s highest mountain Scafell Pike with a rowing machine on his shoulders, as well as completing a 24-hour gym challenge.

Brad Thornton climbed Scafell Pike with a rowing machine on his shoulders. Photo: DS Media

He raised over £18,400 for Mind through a Just Giving page, with some of James’ team-mates from Lincoln and Scunthorpe rugby clubs also taking part in the mountain climb.

Scunthorpe Rugby Club also raised over £11,000 and James’ girlfriend Charlotte Talbot raised over £6,900 for Mind.

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