Jo West

Lucy's Wings of Hope fundraiser for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide

Fundraising for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide
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In memory of Lucy West
We support young people at risk of suicide to stay safe and find hope in times of need


In November 2021 our beautiful daughter Lucy sadly decided that this world was too much for her and tragically took her own life at just 17 years old. She was the most incredible, caring, funny, sensitive, talented star and an amazing swimmer – with butterfly being her speciality stroke. Our kind-hearted girl, a wonderful big sister and an affectionate granddaughter has left an unimaginable hole in all our hearts forever. We know that Lucy would want us to do all we can to prevent this tragedy happening to other young people and so we begin our journey of change….

The need to focus on something positive drives us forward and so Lucy’s Wings of Hope was born. The aim is to bring awareness around the biggest killer in young people and more importantly raise vital funding and awareness for our chosen charities which our various events will support.

We honestly believe that if every young person who is struggling with their mental health and thoughts of suicide were more aware of the amazing help that is out there, then many of these unnecessary young deaths could be prevented. We have been fortunate enough to have the amazing support of friends and family, and would like to share the various ways they have supported our course and Lucy’s Wings of Hope


Jo, Ben & Katie

PAPYRUS is the national Charity for the Prevention of Young Suicide.

Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35 in the UK, in 2018 over 1800 young people took their own lives. PAPYRUS provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their helpline, HOPELINE247.

Every £5 raised can contribute towards a life-saving contact to HOPELINE247. Your donations really are lifesaving, thank you.

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

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