This appeal is in memory of Simon Wallis who died on 19 June 2014.
Simon's family and friends set up the Happy Days Appeal (adopting Simon's 'Happy Days' sign off) to encourage people of all ages to talk more openly about their mental health and to raise money for PAPYRUS (Prevention of Young Suicide).
PAPYRUS is a wonderful national charity that delivers suicide prevention training for those working with or supporting young people as well as a confidential specialist helpline (HOPELineUK) for young people and anyone concerned about a young person. The charity also campaigns and influences national policy on mental health and suicide prevention.
All funds raised by the Happy Days Appeal go directly to PAPYRUS via this Just Giving page.
The Appeal was launched in January 2105 at a Gala Dinner at Caldy Golf Club and was followed by a Hilbre Walk on 16 May involving over 220 walkers. A Friendship Golf Day took place at Caldy Golf Club on 16 July (Simon's birthday) and on 3 October the Neston Players held a Power Ballads evening in Neston. The Jubb family took part in the 2015 Snowdonia Marathon raising a huge amount for the charity and many others organised their own events and kindly donated the funds raised.
2016 kicked off with the Happy Days Appeal Music Festival on Friday 1 July at the Epstein Theatre in Liverpool - a unique concert starring The Sons of Pitches (winners of Gareth Malone's BBC Naked Choir competition) and singer-songwriter Jimmy Rae & The Moonshine Girls which raised over £5,500. Our second Friendship Golf Day at Caldy Golf club on Thursday 28 July raised over £1,000.
Amazingly, we have now reached our £50,000 fundraising target and Simon’s family and friends would like to thank everyone who has contributed so generously to this cause. The appeal will remain open indefinitely for anyone who wishes to make the Happy Days Appeal one of their chosen fundraising causes.