Cardiff Korfball Charity Calendar 2020: #BeYou

Following the success of the club’s 2019 charity calendar, we will be organising another for 2020!

All proceeds raised in the sale of this calendar will go to Hafal. Following our partnership last season with the National Centre for Mental Health, we wanted to continue our theme of “taking a shot at stigma” and challenging attitudes towards mental health. The theme will be focused on positive body image. A study from the Mental Health Foundation found that 30%of all adults have been so stressed by body image and appearance that they have felt overwhelmed or unable to cope. That’s almost 1 in every 3 people..

We want to shift the focus from how you look to celebrating all of the amazing things your body does for you – running, jumping, dancing, breathing, laughing, and much more.

Hafal is the leading organisation in Wales that works with people recovering from serious mental illness. The charity is founded on the belief that people who have direct experience of mental illness know best how services can be delivered. Providing support across the seven local health board areas of Wales, Hafal is dedicated to empowering people.

Hafaledd means equality in Welsh and strikes a cord with the principle of mixed-gender competition in our sport. Not only is this calendar to raise money for a charity with a great cause, but it is also promoting body confidence. Anyone can play korfball regardless of your shape or size and no one is the same; anybody can join our club and give korfball a go. Korfball is growing all the time in Cardiff and around Wales so there’s never been a better time to try a new sport – it’s a fantastic way to meet new people, stay active and healthy, and exercise is a proven way to reduce stress and anxiety!

Huge thanks must go to our photographer, Kerry Elsworth, who gave up her time for free to conduct our photoshoots in a professional and friendly manner. She was a delight to work with and helped us with post-production right the way through to completion of the calendar. We can’t recommend her enough and look forward to working with her again in future.