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Weʼre raising £1,000 to decorate our bridges with permanent signs to give positive messages that reach out to people who are considering suicide.

Tameside, UK

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Welcome to Bridge The Gap!

Created to help prevent suicide on our local bridges. Launched on Saturday 9th June 2018

The first bridge we have decorated is the blue road bridge that crosses the M67 on Halton Street, Hyde. This is a known "hot spot" for people wanting to end their lives at at least three people have done so in recent times. I have been in the same dark place as these people but luckily I'm still here to share my story.

It's time to give back and help to "Bridge The Gap" in mental health treatment and awareness. I'm aiming for these messages to be made more permanent, then hopefully once this bridge is complete I will move on to others.

All the signs have bee hand written, i think this is more likely to have a positive impact on a person in needs as it shows that the messages are personal & from the heart.

The signs that were placed on the bridge last week (09/06/2018) had already started to fade, look tatty and go missing, so these have already been removed and replaced with new laminated messages and secured to the bridge with tie-wraps. These should be able to cope with the wind & rain a lot. better

With your donations, we want to be able to expand this campaign to other bridges, so the money will be used to purchase more material initially. Beyond that, it's difficult to tell at moment. We have only been doing this for a week and the response has been amazing and greatly surpassed our expectation. We have already been contacted by many well known organisations who want us to work with them or would like to support Bridge the Gap.

We would also like to acknowledge the amazing support of local people who have offered help and donations and who have asked for this page to be created so they can show their support by giving us a donation, so here it is.

Lastly, for now anyway, we would like to thank GM Police for the huge amount of support they gave us over the last year and also helped to decorate the first bridge.

Thank you x

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  • East marsh girls

    East marsh girls

    Aug 13, 2018

    we love what you do love the east marsh girls

    £20.00

  • Anonymous

    Anonymous

    Aug 13, 2018

    messages like these will help so many people, i suffer from dissociation, anxiety, depression, hypervigilence, and all the other stuff it comes with these will help people through hard times well don

    £10.00

  • sophie pattinson

    sophie pattinson

    Aug 7, 2018

    Wonderful idea, I pass under these bridges a lot. Even seeing them makes me realise there's people out there for all of us.

    £10.00

  • Adrienne Hatfield

    Adrienne Hatfield

    Aug 6, 2018

    Just read your story on Open Shutters and I’m just so blown away by your actions. The world needs more Lisas x

    £10.00

  • Samantha Smith

    Samantha Smith

    Jul 29, 2018

    I think this is a fantastic cause and I hope you can do more bridges and your words help the people suffering

    £5.00

  • Joy Arrandale

    Joy Arrandale

    Jul 27, 2018

    Sorry I can’t make the cake and coffe fund raising event. Keep up the good work - you are a star 🌟

    £50.00

  • Sue Barker

    Sue Barker

    Jul 27, 2018

    Keep up the good work - it's a wonderful initiative.

    £20.00

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