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Annette's Family

Annette's Family is crowdfunding

raised of £15,000 target by 543 supporters

Weʼre raising £15,000 to help Menopause Support UK improve the care & understanding around women during menopause: in schools, the workplace & doctor's surgeries

Watford, UK

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Losing Annette has been heartbreaking for all that knew her. 

For the very best part of her life she was full of light, love and hope for herself and those around her, but over the last few months she began to feel fragile, less optimistic and less able to cope. 

Reaching menopause and working her way through the raft of emotional, physical and mental challenges meant that, in an incredibly short space of time, this confident and soulful woman unravelled to the point of taking her own life.

We will never be the same. We will always have unanswered questions and a hard core of grief within us that we know will soften with time. 

We have been moved by the enormous wave of love and support from friends and strangers. A community that launched into action and have held us in their thoughts ever since.  For that we are so, so grateful.

Now, as we begin to take small steps into a world without Annette in our lives, we are resolving to help in some way,  to give women struggling with the menopause some additional help and support. 

We are joining with the team at MENOPAUSE SUPPORT UK  to help them raise funds to:

Significantly improve menopause education amongst GPs – far too many women are suffering as GPs receive very little, if any menopause education during their training, leaving them ill-equipped to recognise and manage a phase of life that will directly affect at least 50% of the population.

To raise awareness within the workplace and for all employers to have menopause guidelines in place to be able to support women experiencing symptoms. Too many women feel unsupported at work and currently 1 in 10 leave the workplace due to menopause symptoms.

The charity MENOPAUSE SUPPORT have already successfully campaigned and  bought about a change to ensure that menopause education is included in the PSHE curriculum for all teenage boys and girls. Every woman and man deserves to understand this phase of life. Far too many individuals and relationships suffer as a result of a lack of understanding of menopause.

As a family we would love it if you could do TWO things. 

* Donate and leave a message.

* Sign the MAKE MENOPAUSE MATTER petition here.

As Menopause Support UK is a CIC (Community interest Company) we are currently unable to collect Gift Aid, but please rest assured that every pound you donate will help support women to feel better understood and to be given exactly the right support at the right time.

Thank you from all of us.

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  • Annette's Family 2 months ago
    Annette's Family

    Annette's Family

    2 months ago

    We wanted to give a big thank you to everyone who has donated so far. Once again, we are astounded at the response and love from the community for Annette. Please feel free to share the fundraiser and petition page with family, friends, and followers.

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  • Daneen Kiger

    Daneen Kiger

    Jan 13, 2022

    I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked with Annette and Martin in the '90s and they are amazing people. Blessings to all.


  • Jacqueline Franco Wright

    Jacqueline Franco Wright

    Jan 13, 2022

    In honour of Annette with love of her wonderful being, and for additional knowledge, understanding. For new strengt and wishes for more openness, so the dark corners will fade for future generations


  • Anonymous


    Jan 12, 2022


  • Anonymous


    Jan 12, 2022

    for Annette, for all women


  • Daniel Uprichard

    Daniel Uprichard

    Jan 12, 2022

    Such a big loss, Annette was a truly wonderful lady.


  • Bridget Levingston

    Bridget Levingston

    Jan 12, 2022


  • Pavol Weiss

    Pavol Weiss

    Jan 12, 2022

    Annette - you will be missed a lot. I had no idea about this. I am going to miss you a lot and I will never forget our time at Birkbeck. Please accept my deepest condolences.


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