Ian Cook

I'm fundraising for CALM

I’m walking against suicide. 

I will be walking along the Brampton Valley Way from Northampton to Market Harborough and Back!

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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My Updates

Today was the day

Sunday 25th Oct
So I made it 46.8km or 29miles in old money!

My feet are feeling tender but my sense of achievement is off the hook atm.

Thank you to all who have supported me, its means alot

Ian x

Soon be saturday

Friday 23rd Oct
I will be walking from Brampton Halt to Market Harborough station, along the Brampton Valley Way

Less than a week to go!

Sunday 18th Oct
Saturday 24th October, is the day I do my walk for Calm, 

Live life

Saturday 17th Oct
Life is a powerful thing, some say you dont get a rehearsal, how true it is but, that only makes it harder.
I want to live in a world where people dont have to suffer mentally because of other people.
By doing this walk I want to help towards that feeling and stop suicide being some peoples only escape

Thank you to my Sponsors




Joan Hooton

Well done Ian, best wishes all goes well


Christine Cross

well done Ian, another good cause for your efforts


Shelley Brown

Well done Ian- keep on walking!


Rebecca Rowland


Ian Cook


Audrey Forsythe

You have done a great job with life & family. We are all on a journey. Very proud you are my son-in-law.


Alison Chapman

Well done 😀👍