Abbie Panks

For Emily

Fundraising for Norfolk and Waveney Mind
raised of £5,000 target
by 307 supporters
In memory of Emily Owen
We work hard in the community to improve mental health services for all


This is an incredibly difficult message for us to share with you.

Our beautiful, funny, charming and talented team mate Emily tried to take her own life on Wednesday. She has been in critical care since then. 

The decision has been made today to turn off her life-support tomorrow afternoon (21st March), which gives the hospital time to prepare for organ donation, something she signed up for when she was only 12 years old. That sums her up, always so caring and thoughtful about other people.

We are heartbroken that we won’t see her breeze through our doors like a tornado of energy again, or hear her distinctive laugh, she was a big part of our team and we will miss her enormously.

Emily would have wanted you to check on your loved ones in these very difficult times. She believed the fear of the unknown may drive them over the edge and was planning on volunteering to help these people. When the time comes, and you can do volunteering, please do so with Emily in your mind and heart.

Our love and support goes to Tim, Sue, Evie and our fellow King’s Arms team members, Annabel, Tom and Jacob.

If you can make a donation, no matter how small it will be gratefully appreciated. 

About the charity

We're Norfolk and Waveney Mind, your local mental health charity. We work to reduce the stigma associated with mental health, support people in their recovery and champion better services for all.

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