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    Weʼve raised £220 to help fund PIPS suicide crisis support service by running the River Rock half marathon on 23rd September 2018.

    Funded on Monday, 20th August 2018

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    As someone whose life was personally touched by suicide back in 2011, I'm hoping to raise funds by running a half marathon for the PIPS charity so that they can continue the important work they do in helping people affected by suicide or those considering suicide. In Northern Ireland we proportionately have the highest rate of suicide in the UK but have 25% less funding for mental health services to help combat the problem. In Northern Ireland a total of 221 men and 76 women committed suicide in 2016 - the youngest was a male aged under 15.

    More people have taken their own lives in Northern Ireland since the Good Friday agreement than were killed in total during the Troubles between 1969 and 1997. Official statistics on mental health indicate that since the peace deal about 4,500 suicides were registered here compared to an estimated 3,600 people who died in shootings, bombings and other killings during the Troubles. One suicide is too many. 4,500 suicides is a nation crying for help. And that's where you come in. Whatever you give will help PIPS, a leading mental health charity working on the front line in caring for suicide survivors and those at risk of suicide, to continue their vital work. Without mental health services and charity's like PIPS, the numbers will just continue to rise. Help us call a halt to the misery. Help us help those who really need it. Today.

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    • Sam Montgomery4 months ago
      Sam Montgomery

      Sam Montgomery

      4 months ago

      Reached my training goal this morning of 15k. I had tried a few days ago but failed, only managing 6.4k. I was a lot more rested this morning and better prepared all round. I'm hobbling round now like I'm about 90 but at least I reached my goal :) xxx

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    • Sam Montgomery4 months ago
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      Sam Montgomery

      4 months ago

      So for my half Marathon training in aid of PIPS I ran 22 kilometers in total last week. 2x 10k and one small run of 2k. To start this week I decided to do a hill run up to Scrabo Tower to increase my stamina, followed by a fast-ish 2k on the flat. I'm making progress, slowly but surely. Thank you to everyone who has shown encouragement and to those who have donated so far. I really appreciate it so much :) xxx

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    8

    • Jim Montgomery

      Jim Montgomery

      May 11, 2018

      You're doing great Sam... :)

      £30.00

    • Debbie Arnold

      Debbie Arnold

      May 5, 2018

      All the best Sam. Thinking of you x

      £10.00

    • Jessica Wright

      Jessica Wright

      May 2, 2018

      So proud of you mum do your best 😙

      £20.00

    • David James

      David James

      May 1, 2018

      Very impressed by your determination. Go for it!

      £50.00

    • BMA Davidson

      BMA Davidson

      Apr 25, 2018

      I am so proud of you, you can do this.

      £50.00

    • Andrew Smith

      Andrew Smith

      Apr 24, 2018

      £20.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Apr 23, 2018

      You've got this Sam!

      £30.00

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