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raised of £100,000 target by 192 supporters

Weʼre raising £100,000 to support Papyrus - the charity for the prevention of young suicide, and to provide respite sailing for families affected by this illness.

Hampshire: Winchester & Hamble River.

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My son George took his own life at the New Year.

Charlie, his younger brother and I would like to help others who have experienced such a loss but equally importantly to try and prevent young suicide in the first instance by donating a large cash sum (70%), prior to the first anniversary of his death, to Papyrus - the charity for the prevention of young suicide which provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINEUK.

For the past ten years, with the help and encouragement of a number of friends and support of Marcela, my wife, my son Christopher and many colleagues in the Armed Forces and Industry, we have raised a significant sum (>£250K) for a number of charities: Toe in the Water; fly2help; PTSD Resolution; The Chestnut Tree Children's Hospice; Sail4Cancer; aerobility; The SuperYacht Charities; and, The NOT FORGOTTEN via sponsored sailing events run in association with Fairview Sailing.

We will of course continue to do that but NOW we want to focus on the parents, like me, badly affected by a child's suicide by providing an opportunity to enjoy some time together in the fresh air while leaning into the pain. Part of the money raised (30%) will be ring fenced, either within the charity itself or by another open, transparent and audit-able means, to enable me to provide "escape" days on the Solent for them and their siblings on board a sailing yacht.

No parent should bury a child, and the team at Papyrus are doing a wonderful job working with young people who are struggling with their life. Sadly, however the number of children taking their young lives each year is on the the rise.

If you are able to help us make that large cash donation to Papyrus, say £20, £50, £100 or maybe even more, we would be most grateful, and thank you in advance.

Kind regards


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  • Tim DAVIES1 month ago
    Tim DAVIES

    Tim DAVIES

    1 month ago
    Update from the Page owner

    Thank you to my extremely generous supporters: 10k in 20 days; at this rate we will be well on the way to half way by the anniversary of George's death. Please share far and wide. I was on "Making a Difference" on BBC radio Solent at lunchtime.

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  • Tim DAVIES2 months ago
    Tim DAVIES

    Tim DAVIES

    2 months ago

    Good morning. I am not sure what you can see from access to your kind donation but so far the total raised is £3,740: not bad in little over a week. Thank you all and please share amount your contacts, friends and work colleagues. Suicide is the biggest killer of young men aged between 27 and 35. I very much doubt the rate is going to fall off during a second lock-down. Kind regards to you all - stay safe and stay close to your children and families. Tim

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Page last updated on: 12/3/2020 21.50



  • Richard Beaumont

    Richard Beaumont

    Dec 3, 2020


  • Daniel Nelson

    Daniel Nelson

    Dec 2, 2020

    I wish you every success with this project and I hope it can help raise awareness and funds for this vital and tragic work.


  • Mike Stewart

    Mike Stewart

    Dec 1, 2020

    All the best with your very worthy cause!Cheers Mike S


  • Steve Daniels

    Steve Daniels

    Dec 1, 2020

    Good luck with your endeavors here, Tim, and I hope you reach your target. A great cause which hopefully will reduce the levels of personal tragedy which many of you have experienced. All the best.


  • Becs Taylor

    Becs Taylor

    Nov 30, 2020

    So sorry for your your loss. Fair winds and safe travels. x

  • Anonymous


    Nov 30, 2020

    In memory of George and Pete and Barbara Ann Forbes


  • Chris Steel

    Chris Steel

    Nov 26, 2020

    Tim, so sorry to hear of your tragic news. This is a great initiative and is really worth supporting. Widely shared by us. Best wishes Chris & Lirraine



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Hampshire: Winchester & Hamble River.

A MCA qualified, Tim is entrepreneurial by nature, he sees opportunities in ways that others don’t. He is extremely good with people, and gets the best from them. Extremely personable, and a keen sailor since a very early age, he has been professionally sailing since 2006.

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