Helen Pearce

I'm fundraising for CALM

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 our sons, daughters, brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, partners and friends 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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Today is the day

Sunday 18th Oct

Preparing for the 13 miles

Tuesday 29th Sep
I’ve said it before, I’m not the fittest person lol. 
Aimee said to me today I need to practise walking, build up my leg strength! 
I’m intimidated by the miles and how much my legs can take. 

I used to walk a few KM a few years back (way back). Have been doing my daily exercises to prepare but this evening I decided to focus on my legs. 
Oooooooh I felt the burn!

Determination and a mini me helping me exercise

Walk for suicide

Thursday 10th Sep
Looking forward to this challenging 13mile walk. 
Not the healthiest but I am determined to do this! 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£21

Sher Fowler

So proud of you Helen. X❤

£10.50

Jacqui Searle

I'm so sorry for your loss. Well done for trying to do something positive

£10.50

Anonymous

👍👍

£10.50

Rosemary Gardiner

Good luck Helen, fabulous cause!!

£8

Trenna Blundell

Xoxo

£5.25

Helen Pearce