Laura Whiteley

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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Double Suicide Loss Survivor

Monday 3rd Aug
I am so pleased that people are walking for such an important and heartbreaking cause.
In March this year I found my mother, dead. 
8 years ago - my mother found my big sister, dead. 
So much pain, grief and sorrow. I just hope the world can learn that there is always hope - even in the darkest of spaces. 

Thank you to my Sponsors

£105

Carolyn Fraser

Good luck with your walk, Laura. I hope you will be able to achieve your goal and that the walk goes well today.

£52.50

Sarah Humphrey

Laura, I love you so much. Will do anything I can to support you, the warrior that you are x big love

£50

Emma

Good luck with your walk, you are one of the strongest women I know. Lots of love Emma and Aria xxxxxx

£31.50

Steph Hardy

❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

£21

Paula Neill

Such a wonderful thing to do In memory of your mum and sister. So sad you have had to go through this, all of you. Lots of love xxx you do them proud. Raising awareness for those struggling with mental heath issues is so important if lives can be saved and people have somewhere to turn, good luck Laura you are an amazing person xx

£21

Jo Pratt

Donation from Jo Pratt and family - Jill Robinson's daughter and family.

£21

Jaclyn Hughes

Big love to you.

£21

Cassidy

£21

Alison Jennings And All At Rowlands

Well done laura we would like to support you and good luck on raising awareness with love from all at Rowlands xxx Alison, Sue, Fiona, Sarah and Asa

£20

Laura Rutherford

Well done Laura for raising awareness about this issue. Xxx

£20

Jenny Curry

Hats off to you Laura! You are such a strong person! It can't be easy speaking about what you have all been through. Well done for raising awareness in memory of your mum & sister. You really are an inspiration!! Big hugs xxx

£10.50

Hannah Marks

Massive love&hugs and oodles of power walking vibes my lovely

£10.50

Scott

£5.25

Laura Whiteley

£5.25

Helen Peake

Beautiful family...hope I can join you on the walk and raise more awareness.