Xani's fundraiser for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide (SOBS)
Fundraising for Survivors Of Bereavement By Suicide
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I lost my sister, Alice Byrne, to suicide in Janurary 2022. Over the years we’d talked about her to joining me on the back of the tandem to build up her confidence cycling around Edinburgh. We never made time for it. Now it’s too late.
I’d like to raise money for two charities that do good and important work to stop, and support those effected by suicide. Let’s be clear, it is preventable.
The first of these Charities is SOBS. I have attended the SOBS groups for almost a year. I’ve learned a tremendous amount from everyone who attends (people from all walks of life who have lost someone to suicide). In my view, only people who’ve had this devastating experience can really understand what it feels like, and SOBS gives free, monthly, face to face support all over the UK. People travel great distances to attend our local group. Those that have lost someone to suicide are at greater risk of suicide themselves. SOBS groups are lifesavers. There needs to be more of them, the volunteers need support and training.
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