running the York 10K on Sunday August 3rd to raise awareness for a wonderful
charity, Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) - whose aim is to shatter the
stigma associated with suicide. I am running with my dear friend Kate Cleal, who lost
her beautiful daughter Lily on December 6th last year.
aftermath of a recent breakup, tragically Lily’s emotions overcame her and in
despair she took her own life. It was an impulsive suicide where circumstances
where against her. Over 300 people came to Lily's memorial service on 4th
January 2014. That Lily had so tragically died so suddenly was unbelievable to
all and completely unexpected.
depths of grief Kate and her family turned to PAPYRUS for support and to learn
too late how prevalent suicide was amongst the very young.
year 600-800 under 24s take their lives. In England and Wales 24,000 suicide
attempts are made each year by 10-19 year olds - one every 20 minutes.
suicide is a taboo subject that needs to be brought out into the open. We want
to work to remove the stigma associated with suicide. With funds and support
Scotland have reduced their suicide rate by 18%. It is preventable. Your
donation will help!
young suicide and how to help prevent it; this involves speaking in schools,
colleges and community organisations
services (e.g. HOPELineUK; SMS and email
advice; Training such
as ASIST; online information;
Campaign as a UK charity to prevent young
and Learn -
Contribute to local, regional and national
suicide prevention strategic action
Thank you for your donation xxxx