Wyn Barber

Wyn's Skydive for Shirley

Fundraising for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide
£1,720
raised of £1,500 target
by 77 supporters
Donations cannot currently be made to this page
In memory of Shirley Jensen
Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1098815
We at SOBS offer support to those impacted by suicide loss

Story

I am so grateful to the Manchester Group of this charity and to the charity as a whole.

On 29th September 2014, my beautiful daughter Shirley decided to take her own life. As a family, our lives changed forever. We had lost a beautiful  loving and caring daughter, sister, granddaughter, aunt, niece, cousin and friend. Full of light, love and laughter, her memory is precious to us all.  This  is the most traumatic thing we will ever experience in our lives. How could we ever come to terms with this huge loss? 

It was actually Shirleys employer who mentioned the SOBS Charity to me and on the first week of November 2014 I attended the group for the first time.  There I met others who had also lost a loved one to suicide. Mum's  dad's, husbands, wives, sons, daughters, partners, friends & others who had been plummeted into a world of grief.  There I found empathy, understanding & support from others who had experienced this terrible loss. Some had been coming to the group for many years and were only too aware of the different stages of grief, others, like me, were only at the beginning of a painful journey of trying to make sense of life again. I'm nowhere near completely comfortable in this new life but as a family we are learning to live our lives and get out there and make a difference. Shirley wouldn't want it any other way. We all miss her terribly and always will.  Suicide is the most confusing method of death and SOBS Is out there trying to do what they can to support and bring awareness to those affected.  As far as I'm aware, funding comes though the generosity of those who have been bereaved by suicide & fundraising by individuals who wish to support those to come, who, may find their help invaluable.

 Thanks for taking the time to visit my JustGiving page.

Donating through JustGiving is simple, fast and totally secure. Your details are safe with JustGiving - they'll never sell them on or send unwanted emails. Once you donate, they'll send your money directly to the charity. So it's the most efficient way to donate - saving time and cutting costs for the charity.

About the charity

Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide

Verified by JustGiving

RCN 1098815
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide exists to meet the needs and break the isolation of those impacted by a suicide loss. We provide a safe and confidential environment in which bereaved people can share their experiences and feelings, so that no one bereaved by suicide has to face their loss alone.

Donation summary

Total raised
£1,720.00
+ £252.50 Gift Aid
Online donations
£1,720.00
Offline donations
£0.00

* Charities pay a small fee for our service. Find out how much it is and what we do for it.