Weʼre raising £1,000 to honour the memory of Carl Malik
- St. Ives, Cambridge, UK
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Carl Malik tragically passed away on Sunday 15th April. This page has been set up in memory of Carl and to provide some financial support for his family in this incredibly difficult time.
Carl’s family have been absolutely blown away with the support & out pouring of love and beautiful stories from all aspects of his life. The amount of people who want to do something to help is just incredible.
Carl was a gentleman in every way. He was kind, compassionate, caring, thoughtful and funny & above all else, one of the best people we’ve all had the pleasure of knowing. When it came to his family, friends or anyone for that matter, nothing was too much trouble and he was always happy to help.
You would never hear a bad word about anyone from Carl, because he genuinely got along with everyone he met. You only had to spend a small amount of time with him to realise he was someone special.
He had so many passions and took absolute pride in everything he took part in. Carl would light up a whole room and everyone around him, normally by just saying a few funny words, laughing or beaming his cheeky smile.
His infectious laugh (which he inherited from his beloved Dad, Kevin) will forever resound in our ears and hearts. Our lives have become richer for knowing Carl. His memory will live on in each of us!
Every week in the UK, 84 men take their own lives…devastatingly on Sunday 15th April 2018 Carl was 1 of these 84 men.
This has to stop.
Speaking on the subject of suicide, Carl wrote…
“It’s happening all of time around the world but no one talks about it. People refuse to talk about it, but I do feel that the stigma surrounding suicide is better recently with the help of Samaritans, MIND, CALM and all of the support groups reaching out and offering help, and changing the way people think and talk about mental health.
I watched my father turn from being happy, helpful, ambitious and caring to the most broken man, and there nothing I felt I could do at the time, it’s heart wrenching and ruins your life. I needed counselling for over 6 years to help me deal with the loss of my dad…it’s changed my life forever. Speak out if you need help, don’t put u manly front on and say “I’m okay” or “I’m fine”.
We’re not equipped to deal with it ourselves, unfortunately it’s classed as a big social taboo, people see it as a sign of weakness but it actually makes you stronger.
It’s no wonder everyone is shocked by suicide, because it’s hidden behind the affront of masculinity and suicide is the single biggest killer of men aged under 45 in the UK.
Air your worries and talk. If your feeling sad or depressed, tell someone. People will listen and there is help out there. I’m guilty too.
Be kind, for everyone you meet is fighting a battle you know nothing about.”
We have all been blessed to have known Carl. Whether as a family member, friend, work colleague or even a passer by. Carl was a brilliant man who will be missed forever!
Carl, our lives have forever changed, but we know you are at peace with your Dad now. Rest easy with him! We love you!!
Please email any stories or photos you might have of Carl to firstname.lastname@example.org
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Dec 20, 2018
I am donating on behalf of my son Paul Bird who asked us to donate to Carl's memory this Xmas instead of buying him presents. Carl was so highly thought of by his friends x
Jul 23, 2018
We will miss the incredible talent, infectious enthusiasm and can do attitude. If Carl was even half the man in his private life that he was in his work life, then he was a very special person indeed.
Jul 2, 2018
Such a sad loss. Thinking of all Carls family + friends.
May 28, 2018
Carl was a great pupil and a great bloke, so sorry, thinking often of you all.Pete Haynes.
May 15, 2018
The Canning Family
May 9, 2018
Thinking of you all xx
May 9, 2018
What a brilliant cause.
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