Alana Smith

I'm fundraising for CALM

I’m part of #TeamRobbie and we will be walking 26 miles against suicide. 

This October when my nephew, Robbie, should be celebrating his 20th birthday, we will be taking on the Lost Hours Walk to deal with grief differently and defiantly, and to remember our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners, friends and loved ones lost to suicide.

Here’s why:

On average, 125 people take their own lives every week in the UK.

75% of people who take their own lives are not known to mental health services or have not been in touch with mental health services within the last year.

135 people are directly affected by every suicide.

We’re coming together across the country to send a message that that’s not ok. We’re taking to the streets, parks, pavements, public footpaths and promenades to walk against struggling in silence, against being alone, against living miserably.

Anyone can hit crisis point. CALM’s free, anonymous and confidential helpline and webchat are there for anyone who needs support. They’re open from 5pm-midnight every day. Just £8 is enough to fund a professionally-trained helpline worker to answer a call that could save a life. Your support will help fund CALM’s life-saving services when they’re needed most.

You can join my team or donate to my walk below.

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We did it!!

Monday 26th Oct
Yesterday we completed our lost hours walk 2020. Today, I’m feeling every single mile of it - my body is broken 😂 I’m feeling high in spirit though and am so proud of myself, each member of #teamrobbie and all those who participated in the #losthourswalk in association with #calmzone. What an experience it was! At times, for me, the road was lonely. At times, I felt pain. At times it was a struggle and there was one point where I felt completely done and was ready to give up. I thought about how people struggling may have feelings like this every single day. Most of all, I thought about Robbie sunshine which gave me a determination to make it to the end! 
Once again, thanks to those in our team, to those who shared our posts, to those who supported us and to everyone who donated. We are so very grateful. 
*photos can be found below in the gallery x

1 month to go

Sunday 27th Sep
We have managed to reach our target of raising £2000. Of course, this is a joint effort that we couldn’t have done without your contributions and support! THANK YOU 😊 Although we have reached the amount we had hoped to, it would be amazing to be able to still raise more for this cause and for more people be able to benefit from this. If you can donate, please do so.

I am continuing to go out walking to try and prepare for the big event. The most I have covered in one day is 10 miles. This for me, is good. I never used to be able to even walk a mile without coming out in, what I believe was hives. When it starts, the itch and pain combined with the burning is agony! I sometimes think I am actually allergic to walking 😂 
Anyway, I will be continuing to increase this distance from now until I complete The Lost Hours Walk. Wish me luck! xx

Thank You

Friday 4th Sep
Thank you to everyone who has donated, it really means so much to us. Thanks to all those who have shown support by sharing our posts and raising awareness. We really are grateful to you all.
TeamRobbie are so close to meeting our goal, we couldn’t have done it without you ❤️

THANK YOU!

Thursday 13th Aug
With recent events, this is obviously something very close to our hearts. Thank you for the donations we have received already! We are so grateful for anything you are able to donate, no matter the amount. Even if you are unable to help financially, please help out by sharing this post and raising awareness. Thank you so much xx

Thank you to my Sponsors

£160

Lyndsey Marshall

£52.50

William Golddie

£30

Alana Smith

£27.30

Anonymous

Well done xx

£25

Colin Brophy

£21

Mary Mcbride

£21

Jim Wight

Good Luck, you'll do great 👍

£21

June Gardner

£21

Lisa Paterson

£21

Paul Macdonald

An important cause to support, good luck with the walk!

£21

Graeme Currie

Congratulations Alana. I found a get well card from Robbie the other day from one time I was in the hospital. Such a kind gesture from a fine young man who was struggling as much or more than I was and I miss him. Well done

£21

Best Bestie

Thinking of you Alana and all your team💜 x

£20

Libby Gore

Thinking of you all x

£20

Wilson

Gear cause Alana and a nice way to honour Robbie's memory xx

£15

Anonymous

Thinking of you and your family Alana 💙 This is an amazing thing to do xx

£10.50

Helen Mcdowell

£10.50

Antoinette Mallon

Great cause Alana, good luck!

£10.50

Mary Seawright

£10.50

Liz Smart

💕💕

£10.50

Diana

£10.50

Margaret Dando

£10.50

Ross Bryce

£10.50

Kirsty Hamilton

Good luck to you all Alana ❤️ Xx

£10.50

Lauren Currie

Good luck to you and your family Alana! Thinking if you all 💕

£10.50

Kerry Donnelly

Thinking of you and your family ❤️

£10.50

Donna Crawford

Sending you love, Alana.

£10

Mark

Mx

£10

Adele Turner

£10

Linda Andrews

£10

Anne Fleming

So sorry for your loss. Well done in trying to prevent another family from going through this pain xxx

£10

Cathie Crainie

Thinking of you bestie xxxxx

£10

Emma Chapman

£8

Anonymous

Good luck to you Alana and all of Robbies team ❤️

£5.25

Logan Hunter

Feel very lucky to know you guys, you are such an inspiration. Good luck with the walk xx

£5.25

Amy Smith

Such a beautiful thing yous are doing. I’m so sorry again for your loss. Xxxxxx