Matthew Metcalf

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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Finalised date

Friday 7th Aug
Hey all

We've finalised our date for the walk.

It is taking place on Sunday 25th October. 

So we've got just over two months to prepare!

Our route

Thursday 6th Aug
Hey all

We are planning on walking Preston's Guild Wheel for CALM in the October half-term (date to be confirmed). The route is 21 miles so yay for us.

Please support us in anyway you can 😊

Thank you to my Sponsors

£50

Aj

£42

Jan Metcalf

Sorry we can't be there to walk with you, but you will be walking for CALM a charity close to your heart

£25.20

Jennifer Hale

A great cause and something important to you and so many others, well done!

£21

Lynne Easingwood

Good luck - hope you don’t get too many blisters 😜

£21

Maryrose Walsh

Good luck with the walk. Hope all goes well. Sorry I can’t walk it with you. Maryrose xx

£21

Janet Metcalf

£21

Allan B

A great cause, good luck!

£20

Tom Cahill

£20

Anonymous

£20

Alice Bennett

Good Luck Matthew!

£15

Michael Livesey

£10.50

Matthew Leslie

£10.50

Matthew Metcalf

£10.50

Melanie Hayes

£10.50

Lorraine Farrow

£10.50

Siphiwe Manda

£10.50

Simon Evans

£10.50

Simon Metcalf

Well done Matt and team!

£10.50

Robert Walsh

£10

Anthony Metcalf

Great cause and really important to so many people. Proud of you brother!

£10

Anonymous

£5.25

Anonymous

Good luck for Sunday Matthew

£5.25

Janet Metcalf

£5

Holly Watson

£3.15

Lucy Allen

Fantastic think to be doing for such a great cause. Good Luck!

£1.05

Anonymous

Good luck!