Kit Anderson

Kit's 'One Year, No Booze' Challenge

Fundraising for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
£2,215
raised of £1,000 target
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
In memory of Joel Rees
We support young people at risk of suicide to stay safe and find hope in times of need

Story

Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

For those of you who know me, you'll know that New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, Champagne, Prosecco and Gin Brambles are some of my favourite things IN THE WORLD. So I thought I'd give them up for a year (1 Jan 2018 - 1 Jan 2019) - along with all other alcoholic beverages - in memory of my stepson, Joel.

Joel was silently battling depression for a number of years and took his own life in June 2017. He was only 19 and was a hilarious, intelligent, kind, generous and thoughtful young man. But he was also struggling with life and couldn't see a way out. 

Since his death, I've been re-evaluating a lot of things which is why I want to set myself this challenge. I'm not a marathon runner and I'm a terrible baker, so I figured that giving something up I love would be a fitting tribute to Joe - and I know he wouldn't believe I could do it.

Losing Joe has had a profound impact on all his family and friends and the loss is often overwhelming. I'm raising money for PAPYRUS, the national charity dedicated to trying to prevent young suicide. They do incredible work and if my small contribution means that a young person's life is saved and another family don't have to suffer as we are, then it will have been worthwhile.

At the end of 2018, I will add to any donations by working out how much I've saved by not drinking, and donating that amount. I can almost hear the vineyards of NZ going into crisis planning mode!  

Thank you for your support.

About the charity

PAPYRUS is the national charity for the prevention of young suicide. We run HOPELINE247 0800 068 4141 a freephone confidential helpline staffed by trained professionals who give advice, support & information to anyone who is feeling suicidal, or concerned that a young person they know may be at risk

Donation summary

Total raised
£2,215.00
+ £503.75 Gift Aid
Online donations
£2,215.00
Offline donations
£0.00

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