I'm fundraising for CALM
I’m walking against suicide.
A cause close to my heart, not only having lost a very dear friend and Father to my God Daughter, but because I too, not very long ago, found myself in a desperate situation, not knowing where to turn. I ended up almost losing my life, I was placed in an induced coma and my family and friends didn’t know if they would ever get to see or speak to me again. At the time, I felt suicide was the only way out. I was lucky. Mine was a failed attempt and I didn’t lose my life. The people around me have been my saviours on this long and difficult road to recovery in the months that followed my hospital stay. I can finally see, there’s always somewhere to turn, but not enough people know this.
Suicide isn’t the only way out, although it can seem like that to many. Help is out there and fundraising like this could help save a precious life. A life as precious as Lewis’s so another family doesn’t have to say goodbye.
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.
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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Thank you to my Sponsors
Mr Adrian Cocks