Matt Blake-Thomas

I'm fundraising in memory of Jamie

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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£500

Trafalgar House Pensions Administration

Good luck Matt and Tom, from all your colleagues at Trafalgar House.

£105

Tom Harden

Good luck to both of us!

£105

Daniel Taylor

Good luck on the walk guys! Great cause and a great picture.

£105

Lisa Beckett

What a fun fab photo of you both! Good luck, hope you raise lots of money to help those struggling. Hattie, Niamh and Lisa x

£94.50

Garry Wake

Whoops, missed a zero off my first donation.....

£52.50

Andrew Cliff

Well done Matt & Tom, a subject very close to me

£52.50

David Harden

All for a good cause . Great stuff boys 👍

£52.50

Dave Benjafield

Well done, its a great cause.

£52.50

Nick Dowling

Fantastic cause, hope it goes well

£26.25

Lottie Langeveld

Well done Matt and Tom, a very worth while cause which is obviously very close to your heart!

£21

James Haywood

£21

Jay Tailor

Great Cause, Good luck to you both

£21

Louise Vanderplank

£21

Joe Anderson

£21

Andrew Honey

£21

Kristy M Glover

Good luck to you both, wrap up warm!

£21

Taylor Smith

£21

Sheila Devaney

Well done to you and Tom for doing this walk for the CALM charity in memory of Jamie. xx

£21

Ian Burke

Good luck Matt

£21

Anonymous

£21

Gillian Hickey

£21

Stuart Kane

Good luck

£21

Janet Taylor

Good Luck Matt

£20

Claire Montgomery

£20

Deborah Blake-thomas

❤️

£15.75

Sophie Sabin

£15.75

Nicholas Bennell

Good luck Matt

£10.50

Emily

£10.50

Sarah Cawthorn

Good luck

£10.50

Billie Spawton

£10.50

Michelle Dickins

£10.50

Jaimini Parekh

All the best with the fundraise!

£10.50

Ciara Fay

£10.50

Clare Smith

£10.50

Kim

Good luck to you both

£10.50

Garry Wake

Great cause fellas, and good luck.....

£10.50

Anonymous

£10.50

Derek & Sally

Go for it Tom , hope you’ve been training hard

£10.50

Stacie Glover

Good luck!

£10.50

Matt Blake-thomas

£10.50

Hannah Smith

Good luck, great cause...one close to my heart too.

£10

Matt Jenner

Good luck, buddy.

£10

James Milan

Well done Matt!

£10

Neel Karia

£8.40

Bekki Woodcock

Good luck Matt! Love u long time xoxox

£5.25

Tyla

💜💜

£5.25

Autumn-rose

£5

Rebecca Ewers-smith

Proud of you!