That’s more than 170,000 people going missing 353,000 times. And men, aged 18 – 39 are more likely to be reported missing than any other group.
That’s why Missing People has teamed up with Flutter Entertainment plc and PokerStars UK this Father’s Day. We’re coming #TogetherForMissing to use the power and reach of these brands to raise awareness of an issue that affects around 1million people here in the UK every year.
The reasons for people going missing are varied and complex. For so many adults, they reach a point of crisis in their life and feel like their only option is to leave home. This could have been brought on by relationship breakdowns, domestic violence, or problems with mental health.
Missing People ambassador Gian Power recently met with former international football player David Ginola, to talk about his own experience of missing, and why it’s so important that people reach out to the charity before they reach crisis point.
Thanks to Flutter, its brands and their amazing ambassadors, we hope to make more people, men in particular, aware of our free and confidential helpline. And if you just want to support an important cause, there are ways you can enable us to continue to be a lifeline when someone disappears.
If you’re struggling and you feel like you want to leave home, or if you are away from home right now, we’re here to talk. Our helpline is free and confidential. We’ll listen to your unique situation and help you find ways to be safe.