Karen Falconer

Phil's 30th Birthday | 100mile Lost Hours Walk

Phil's 30th birthday would have been on the 11th April this year.

To celebrate his life I am walking the 100 mile Leicestershire Round to try and raise some money to help others see their 30th's and to feel a little happier.

We will be setting off on his birthday and finishing on Sunday the 18th April.

If you can donate anything towards this challenge in memory of my amazing brother it would be greatly appreciated.

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From CALM:

I’m walking against suicide.

This April 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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We did it!!

Sunday 16th May
On Phil's 30th birthday, we set off... and I walked every day for 8 days and completed the 100mile Leicestershire Round, joined by my husband and Phil's best mate on what unexpectedly, became something of a life-changing pilgrimage

It was tough, but we loved it. We laughed, we cried, (we lost a toenail!), we never complained, we developed theme songs and in-jokes, and we found friendship for life
 
The support and generosity of those who encouraged, walked with us on some days, and donated toward this vital cause has been overwhelming and we will never forget it

Thank you so much for the incredible donations which totally smashed my target. I am so so thankful, it means so much and if there's a chance it helps save someone who was feeling like Phil, then that's got to be the best thing ever

Phil, we love you man.

Thank you to my Sponsors

£250

Sam + Karen

£157.50

Jonathan Barrett

I am terrible with words. Sending love. Looking forward to seeing your lovely smile xxx

£105

Hr Solutions

Good Luck Karen from all of us at HR Solutions.

£100

Gem & Matt

Great challenge for a wonderful cause in memory of a brilliant soul. Good luck lovely x x x

£100

Jonathan Fryer

A huge well done to all of you who have walked this week.

£100

Steve Robinson - Turtle Bay

Thank you Karen for raising awareness and helping others

£63

Danielle + Jake

Such an amazing way to celebrate Phil’s life by raising support and awareness of others affected by mental health. Hope you take a hip flask 😉

£57.75

David Mayne

£52.50

Karen Falconer

£52.50

Sam

£52.50

Lazzlon

A worthy cause and a great way to celebrate Phil's life. Enjoy the LR!

£52.50

David Mayne

£52.50

Alison Barrett

Will be walking with you in spirit 🐱

£52.50

April Harrington

Good Luck Karen ❤️♥️ Love From Rich, April & Daisy xXx

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Simon Schofield

£52.50

Tom Fitzmaurice

£52.50

Hannah Williamson

Lots of love 💕

£52.50

Nick + Kristina

£52.50

Ann And Neil

A worthwhile cause to remember Phil..... Best foot forward Karen! Lots of love xxx

£52.50

Nick Bentley

£52.50

Matthew & Ruth

£50

Anonymous

£50

Jess

You're an inspiration xxx

£50

Anonymous

£50

Charlotte And Luke Falconer

We are so very proud of you. Xxx

£50

Dad

£50

Anonymous

The best guy you could hope to meet. X

£31.50

Laura Fryer

£31.50

Alex Cameron

£31.50

Anonymous

A wonderful cause - good luck

£31.50

Kiran&sej

Proud of you 👊🏼

£31.50

Rob Coppillie

:)

£31.50

Hollie Burrows

£26.25

Craig Rutherford

£26.25

Sophie & Zack

Good luck!! Xx

£23.10

Anonymous

Well done! An amazing achievement for a very worthy cause in Phillip's memory.

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Faye

Much love x

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Johnb

£21

Demi Mayne

£21

Sue W

Will be with you spiritually all the way. With much love to you xxxx

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Alex Packer

£21

Alison Aldridge

An amazing cause, sending lots of positive vibes (and blister pads) for your epic 100 mile venture x

£21

Margaret Ball

£21

Callum Huggins

Best of luck Karen, I'm sure you'll smash it, and thanks for continuing to raise awareness for this cause. Phil would be proud x

£21

Kate Jahans-price

What an amazing thing to do in your brothers memory! Good luck with the walk :) Kate & Steve x

£21

Laura Fryer

£21

Nicola Hey

£21

Sue Templar

Dear Karen Well done to you it is a privilege to know and have you as a friend Much love x

£21

Mary Oswald Smith

Sending all the love. You are an inspiration xxx

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Stephanie Oswald

A lovely idea Karen. I think of Phillip often x

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Jack Spencer

❤️❤️❤️

£20

Brian Robbins

Sending love and best wishes xx

£20

Claire Haskins

So proud of you doing this for a great cause for a valued family member xxx

£20

Carrie

Thinking of you often, such a great cause. Good luck! xxxxx

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Amy Carannante

Lots of love from myself, Stephen and Cillian from Ireland 💚 xx

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Angela Rhodes

Good luck Karen. It'll be tough but for such a good cause. Hope you don't get too many blisters! x

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Anonymous

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Matthew Barrett

Goodluck xxx

£20

Joanne Coupland

Well done, sending love

£20

Jodie

Proud of you!!!

£20

Alex Wood

Well done Karen!

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Bex Robbins

Fundraising for such a critical cause in Phil's name is testament to the lovely guy he was, your love for him, and how strongly you feel about appropriately and sufficiently supporting those with mental health issues (rightly so). Let me know if I can support in any other ways, please. I love ya so much. xx

£10.50

Anonymous

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Lindsey

Amazing! What a lovely thing to do, good luck lovely ! Xx

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Sheena Harris

How absolutely inspiring Xxxxx

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Rachel Mandelbaum

£10.50

Jody Falconer

£10.50

Cate Moss

Thoughts with you and your family Karen. Your brother’s memory lives on in the celebration of his life - much love ❤️ Xx

£10.50

Laura King

£10.50

Imogen Jones

Good luck hun, great cause xxx

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Gemma Kirby

£10.50

Anonymous

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Hilary Palmer

£10.50

Tiffany Anderson

Go onnnn Karen!

£10.50

Emily Shaw

❤️ Your message is so lovely and this is such a brilliant thing to do. I bet your brother would be very proud. Good luck for the walk xxx

£10.50

Abby Collins

Such an amazing cause, good luck Karen!

£10.50

Victoria Templeton

What an amazing thing you are doing in memory of your brother Phil. Best of luck xx

£10.50

Kay Melay

Great Cause - you go girl

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Chris Thomson

Good luck Karen

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Harriet Grantham

What an amazing cause, best of luck Karen!

£10.50

Rebecca Gormley

£10.50

Jamie Brown

Sending you all the love and thanks for this wonderful way to celebrate Phil's life and provide support to such important work. I wish you all the best and hope you have a great walk! Happy 30th to Phil, truly one of the loveliest people I've ever had the pleasure of knowing. Lots of love from Jamie x

£10.50

Georgia Mayne

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Zoe Bullock

Well done Karen! Such a great achievement and an even greater cause. X

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Richard Johnstone

All the best with it Karen. Great thing you’re doing

£10.50

Matt Hughes

A worthy cause, good luck.

£10.50

David Levett

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Sarah Wells

Hi Karen, I've been following on FB your challenge this week. What an amazing thing to do. Good luck with your last day of walking! Sarah x

£10.50

Abi Ashford

Well done Karen - great cause. Fab to see that you have smashed your target too. X

£10.50

Emma W

Karen you are an absolute inspiration, well done 💗

£10

Juliet Coates

£10

Tom Lloyd

£10

Anonymous

£8.40

Naomi H

For Phil. In our hearts always x

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Anonymous

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Carol Guilford

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Helen Osborne

Thinking about you Karen. Your brother looked amazing and so beautiful. Memories are everything xxx

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Anonymous

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Charlotte G

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Keith Hiirns

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Will Jackson

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Ellen P

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Melissa Robinson

Much love to you and your family. You’re and amazing person and Phil loved you so much. I don’t talk about it but think about him all the time xxx

£5

Stephanie Barratt

£5

Marie Orsoni

£5

Laura Godley

Good luck! An amazing thing to do :)

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Dominic Smith

£5

Anna Brown

Well done Karen. Amazing achievement xx