Joanne Shipley

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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£20

Laura And Gaz

Well done, such an amazing cause ❤️ Xx

£20

Jen & Pete

A great cause! Well done Jobes & James. Best of luck!

£20

Jo & James

£15.75

Jane Burton

Good luck to you both and well done for doing it xx

£10.50

Paul Goddard

Well done to the both of you ! Great cause and charity x

£10.50

Dad And Gerry

£10.50

Jane P

Good luck with your walk. A very worthy cause. Best wishes Jane

£10

Kate Doyle

Well done guys, such an amazing cause xxx

£5.25

Gemma

Lovely cause 💕 proud of you xx

£5

Helen B

£5

Mcbride

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