Alison Cooney

I'm fundraising for CALM in memory of my brother Christopher

I’m walking against suicide.

This October I'm taking on the Lost Hours Walk to deal with grief differently and defiantly, and to remember sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners and friends lost to suicide.
I'm doing it in memory of My Big Little Bro Christopher 


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.

As those who know me, you know I can't exactly do the walk, so I'll be participating by doing the 26 miles (yes you read it right!) in my wheelchair and over several days throughout October. 

So if you can I would very much appreciate your help in donating to my challenge and helping out others. 
You donate to my walk below.

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Let the Challenge commence!

Saturday 3rd Oct
Well last night was the first night! Two miles down, 24 to go.
It was a little difficult two miles but glad that I was able to do it.

The other miles will be done over several days in the coming weeks.

A massive thank you to everyone who has taken the time to donate so far, it's very much appreciated 💜 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£250

Billy White

Well done r Alison !!! From ur uncle whitey 👍👌💕🍺xxx

£105

Amanda & Brian

Hi Alison Well done on your 1st two miles!! Great cause and love your inspiration!!! See you all soon!! Love and Best Wishes Brian & Amanda xxx

£100

Michael And Tracy

Good Luck Alison

£52.50

Mark Kirkham

Well done keep it up xxxx

£52.50

Mum And Dad

Very proud of you Alison, we know you can do it. Christopher will be proud of you xxx

£50

Stephen, Dot And Family

£50

Andrew, Martin, Natalie, Craig And Families

£50

Staff At Mac Roofing

£50

Clare And Vinny Cooney

What an amazing thing to do Alison in memory of our lovely Christopher xx

£42

Darren Crichton

This is a great charity, im so sorry for the loss of Christopher.

£31.50

Lucy Finley

Hi Alison, how amazing you are! Well done we are all behind you xxx This sponsor is from myself and my Mum. Lots of love xxx

£30

Ev And Bill

£27.30

Pat Mckeown

Always thinking of you all xx

£26.25

Ann Davison

£26.25

Paul & Anne

£26.25

Leanne & Kay

Good luck xxxx

£26

Auntie Margaret & Uncle Dave

£21

Kathy Miley

Good luck Alison Christopher would of been proud of you Thinking of you all xxxx

£21

Lorraine Lloyd

Well done Alison! You are fab! ❤️❤️❤️ Lots of love from The Lloyd family xxxxxx

£21

Jp & Rebekka

Good luck Ali ☺️ I know you'll smash it! Xx

£21

Viv Flusk

Such a worthy cause Alison, good luck.

£21

Sue Murphy

What a lovely big sis you are. Love to you all take care xxx

£21

Brendan Smith

£21

Deborah Dunn

Amazing you must be so proud of yourself, what a heartbreaking experience. Thinking of you and all your family xx (I work with Clare)

£21

Terry Waller

£21

Jeanette Chandler

I’ve only just followed you and found out about your brilliant fundraiser. I remember Chris fondly. And you too of course! Much love xxx

£21

Alison Cooney

£21

Tracey Obey

Well done Alison.

£21

Sue Bannon

Good luck Alison. xxx

£21

Stacie Lloyd

You are amazing! ❤️❤️❤️❤️

£21

Ashleigh & Callum

Amazing & inspiring 🙌🏻 Well done Alison, Christopher will be very proud xxx

£21

Jenny Scott

Good luck xx what a lovely thing to do in memory of Christopher xx

£21

Margaret Dudley

Good luck Alison. Your're a star. 🤩xx

£21

Diane Ball

Good luck Alison very brave of you for a worthy corse xx

£20

Sharon Kirkham

well done Alison he will be watching over you xxxx

£20

Mavis And Roy

£20

Paul And Vicky

£20

Michelle Jones

So proud of you ❤️ Xxx

£20

Tom, Joanne @ Kids

£20

Mo White

Well done my fab Neice couldn’t more prouder of u as your brother would of been 👌😘😘😘

£20

Gary Raynard

£20

Pat Webb

Go girl from Pat & Tom Webb

£20

Carol And Tony

£20

Mary & Jimmy Furlong

What an amazing thing to do in memory of your Christopher x good luck x

£20

Karen Colton

£20

Lisa & Matt Theakstone

Good luck Alison. Fantastic charity xx

£20

Maria Davis

Good luck Alison, you’re an inspiration! Much love Maria and Mark (McCool-Davis) x

£20

Sheila Stone

You are an Inspiration Alison such an underfunded cause in memory of your lovely brother Christopher 💜

£20

Cathy Daly

Good Luck!

£20

Cris And Derek

£20

Anonymous

Well done Alison xx

£20

Alison Cooney

£15.75

Thomas Kirkham

Good luck cous you’ll smash it Christopher would be proud xxx

£10.50

Sue Mccormick

Good luck Alison, so important to raise awareness, thank you x

£10.50

Sheila Theakstone

£10.50

Lynn Branegan

Congratulations Alison xx

£10.50

Liam Ward

Brilliant cause! Keep up the good work from Bankhall Fc

£10.50

Ann Theakstone

£10.50

Diane Reeves

Amazing achievement Alison, congratulations.

£10.50

Tracey Meadows

Well done Alison fantastic achievement xx

£10.50

Catherine Ware

A wonderful achievement x

£10.50

Ang Coulton

£10.50

Carol Simpson

Well done Alison, Christopher would have been so proud of you.

£10.50

Zak Murphy

Good look Alison x

£10.50

Emma, Peter, Katy & Adam Simpson

You are an inspiration Alison! Sending so much love to you all ❤️

£10.50

Laura-jayne Armstrong

Well done Alison xx

£10.50

Betty Laffan

Good luck Alison

£10.50

Julie Wilk5

Hi Alison, what a fabulous way of raising awareness and money for an amazing charity in Christopher's memory. He and your Mum and Dad will be so proud of you. Sending you love and luck and will be cheering you on!! Lots of love Jilie, Mark and Joe xxx💜🤗

£10.50

Vicki-jo Owens

£10.50

Dave & Brenda Lane

Good Luck Alison

£10.50

Jennifer Capstick

£10.50

Debbie Mclean

Congratulations Alison

£10.50

Megan Edwards

£10.50

Sam Tonge

Well done , ❤️ Such an amazing achievement ❤️

£10.50

Anonymous

£10.50

Jennifer Godfrey

Well done Alison you have done your family very proud xx

£10.50

Margaret Mckenna

Well done Alison x

£10.50

Sue Capstick

Well done Alison

£10.50

Christine Jones

Congratulations on completing your marathon. Xxx

£10.50

Lauren Malone

Best of luck Alison, what an amazing challenge and a beautiful way to raise awareness and celebrate the life of Christopher.

£10.50

Gill Rudd

Well done Alison. Christopher will be walking every step with you ❤

£10.50

Maria Capstick

£10

Jackie Butterworth

Well done amazing, for a great cause

£10

Anonymous

£10

Josie Parkes

Good luck Alison. You are brilliant! Love Josie (Emma Simpson’s Neighbour)

£10

Gillian Smart

Best of luck!

£10

Julie Maitland

£10

Julie Holden

Well done Alison what an amazing achievement I’m sure he was with you all the way.xxxx

£10

Fran Harding

£10

Mary Ousey

£10

Janet Maddox

well done x

£10

Cathy And Morris

£10

Marie Hulligan

£10

Alison Cooney

£10

Sheila Patterson And Family

£5.25

Peter Williamson

£5.25

Debbie Mcdonough

Well done xxx

£5.25

Anna Noakes

Good Luck Alison, Chtistopher will look down very proud of you xxx

£5.25

Teresa Maude

£5.25

Siobhan Noakes

Well done Alison xx

£5

Laura Wilton

£5

Mrs Rooney

£5

Joan Ford

Good Luck, you're such a determined young lady Alison xx

£5

Lynn And Mal