On September 10th 2019 (World Suicide Prevention Day) the “Ty-Sign 500” will be cycling 500 miles from Risca, South Wales - Amsterdam to raise money for the Jacob Abraham Foundation.
The participants of the cycle will be:
Ian Meredith has kindly offered to be our support vehicle - he will be travelling alongside us making sure the ride goes as smoothly as possible, helping with any punctures and repairs.
We are 7 men from Ty-Sign, a small village in South Wales, who have recently all either been affected by suicide or mental health issues. Our aim of the bike ride is to raise awareness of Mental Health, especially in men, and to fundraise as much as we can for an incredible local charity.
The Jacob Abraham Foundation was set up by his family after Jacob tragically took his own life in 2015, aged just 24.
The charity aims to help prevent suicide through direct intervention with vulnerable people, raise awareness on mental health/suicide issues, promote positive mental health and support people bereaved through suicide in South Wales. The foundation seeks to protect vulnerable people and to educate and assist the local communities.
The foundation has 3 main objectives:
1 - Intervention:
They provide 1-2-1 counselling for anybody who is experiencing suicide thoughts, ideations or have made attempts. They educate communities on the issues surrounding suicide, including leaflets, posters and signposting.
2 - Prevention:
They provide free Suicide Brief Intervention Training, in association with NewLink Wales and Comic Relief. The foundation provides workshops in education settings for young people under the age of 18.
3 - Postvention:
The charity provides support for anyone who has been affected by suicide. They offer immediate support, advice and monthly support groups.
We will be cycling around 50 miles per day over 2 weeks, it’s going to be a massive challenge for us all so we will appreciate all donations greatly.
We will also be holding smaller fundraising events throughout 2019, which we will update on this page and social media.
Thank you so much for your support and we look forward to the challenges ahead.