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Closed 15/06/2020

91%
£2,750
raised of £3,000 target by 85 supporters

    Weʼve raised £2,750 to support CALM, the leading movement against male suicide, the single biggest killer of men under 45 in the UK.

    Hampshire
    Funded on Monday, 15th June 2020

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    Story

    On 6th May 2019, at the young age of 28, my son Ciaran Phelan sadly took his own life.

    Ciaran was loved by so many. He was a kind, caring and loving young man who gave his all to everything he did. He had a promising future ahead of him, having recently started a job that he was so excited about. He loved sport, music and travel, and shared his passions with his 3 brothers.

    He had a close and supportive network of family and friends from whom he hid the problems he was struggling with. Only in his last few weeks did he share with a few that life was not going quite to plan but, as we now finding out, he only gave us a glimpse of his worries. He knew he had the support of those closest to him, and together we had made plans for him to move back to his family home. But it was not to be.

    Ciaran leaves behind family and friends who have not yet come to terms with the fact that he has gone. It is impossible to comprehend life without Ciaran, and there are no words that can even begin to describe the emptiness, the grief, the sadness, the shock and the disbelief that we are all experiencing right now, and will continue to deal with long into the future.

    In the past few weeks we have learnt that, tragically, Ciaran’s situation is not unique. In the U.K., suicide is the single biggest killer of men under 45 - resulting in 12 men taking their own lives every single day. These statistics are shocking, heartbreaking and unacceptable.

    Things need to change.

    We have requested no flowers for Ciaran’s funeral, and would instead like to ask for donations to a worthy cause. It is very early days for us, and we have not decided on a specific charity or organisation as of yet, but we are adamant that the money will go to supporting young men when they are at their most vulnerable.

    We are aware that charities like this exist, but we would like to donate to a cause that promotes itself in the places that young men often frequent – sporting events, gigs, festivals, bars etc. We need to ensure not only that such help exists, but that it is designed to reach people when they need it most.

    Thank you in advance for your kindness, generosity and words of support.

    Ciaran’s family

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    • Ciaran Phelan1 year ago
      Ciaran Phelan

      Ciaran Phelan

      1 year ago
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    • Ciaran Phelan1 year ago
      Ciaran Phelan

      Ciaran Phelan

      1 year ago

      Thank you for your kind donations. After lots of research we have decided that CALM is the charity we would like to support.

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    2 years ago

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    Page last updated on: 6/8/2020 15.13

    Supporters

    85

    • Sonia and Tim

      Sonia and Tim

      Jun 8, 2020

      Thinking of you all xx

      £20.00

    • Neil Ward

      Neil Ward

      May 29, 2020

      I defo miss playing for and against you at soccer city - Wardy

      £30.00

    • Richard Langley

      Richard Langley

      May 29, 2020

      Ciaran.....What can I say mate? You are missed by so many and I'll never forget our days down at Soccer City! Sleep well my brother! 😔 Langerz X

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Feb 11, 2020

      With love

      £20.00

    • Matt Gibbs

      Matt Gibbs

      Jul 19, 2019

      £20.00

    • Adam H

      Adam H

      Jul 11, 2019

      £30.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Jul 5, 2019

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    Ciaran Phelan

    Ciaran Phelan

    Hampshire

    Ciaran was a son, brother, dad and friend. At the age of 28, he tragically ended up taking his own life. Too many young men struggle with discussing their emotions, and we want to raise funds to support people going through dark times. There is no need to suffer in silence.

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