CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably)

Shirley's Skyathlon

I’m raising money for CALM by taking on the Skyathlon - a zipline, a wing walk AND a skydive - because I’m terrified of heights. But there’s nothing that terrifies me more than the thought of losing another person to suicide.
£51,788
raised of £50,000 target
by 1412 supporters
RCN 1110621

Story

Why I’m supporting CALM:

I’ve lost my brother, I’ve lost close friends and I don’t want anyone else to go through that pain. The devastating news is that 18 people in the UK take their own life every day. But CALM exists to change that. That’s why I’m a proud CALM ambassador. They’re here to help more people see tomorrow, to show that things can change - and the money I raise will be vital in helping them save more lives. Please donate whatever you can.

Shirley's Skyathlon: When, where and how high?

Tuesday 8 August

I did the fastest ZIPLINE in the world, soaring for 1.5km over Penrhyn Quarry.

Thursday 10 August

I took to the skies in a WING WALK, flying up to 110mph whilst strapped to the rig of an aeroplane.

Saturday 12 August

The Skyathlon culminated in my toughest dance yet... SKYDIVING from 13,000 feet. All to help stop more lives being lost to suicide.

About CALM:

The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) is uniting the UK against suicide. 125 people in the UK take their own lives every week. CALM exists to change this - by offering life-saving support, creating culture changing campaigns, and bringing people together across the country to reject living miserably.

So please stand with me in the fight against suicide and help CALM be there for more people in their darkest moments. Their life-saving helpline staff chat to someone who’s struggling every 59 seconds. Help them continue to be there by donating today.

£8

could help answer a life-saving call

£24

could provide four families with suicide bereavement support materials

£50

could pay for the digital licences, equipment and technology for a worker to receive potential life-saving calls for three days

£80

could provide a helpline worker with a month of professional support for their own wellbeing and development

£270

could enable CALM to create information guides.

Thank you!

About the charity

We’re Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM), and we’re a suicide prevention charity. We host a helpline for people affected by suicide, as well as vital online resources for anyone who needs them.

Donation summary

Total raised
£51,787.48
+ £5,713.09 Gift Aid
Online donations
£38,397.48
Offline donations
£13,390.00
Direct donations
£38,397.48
Donations via fundraisers
£0.00

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