Suzie Mealin

Suzie's fundraiser for Cruse Bereavement Support Isle of Man

Fundraising for Cruse Bereavement Support Isle of Man
raised of £2,500 target
250 miles a month for 8 months
In memory of Francois Visagie and Catherine Smith (Porter)
We provide bereavement support to help children and adults cope with grief


I'm stepping out of my comfort zone and embarking on a journey that's deeply personal and incredibly meaningful to me. Over the last few years, life has taken me on a rollercoaster ride of emotions, teaching me invaluable lessons along the way. But through the highs and lows, one truth has become abundantly clear: we aren't promised tomorrow.

Four years ago, my world shattered when I lost my beloved sister to a sudden and tragic illness. The pain was unbearable, and I struggled to imagine how I would ever move forward. Amidst the darkness and even though I had the most amazing support from my friends and family, my work and the unwavering support of my colleagues really kept me going. They became my pillars of strength, my cheerleaders in the darkest of days.

Just when I thought I had begun to navigate my grief, life threw another unexpected curveball. My dear friend and colleague, Lindy, experienced her own devastating loss with the sudden passing of her husband and our colleague, Francois. Lindy's world shattered, and it was my turn to offer support, to be the shoulder she could lean on.

Together, we've walked through the depths of grief, supporting each other through the pain and the healing process. Lindy's resilience and strength have been nothing short of inspiring, and her journey has ignited a fire within me to make a difference.

So, I've decided to take action. In memory of my colleague Francois, and my lovely sister Cathy , I'm setting myself a challenge. I'll be dusting off my gym kit, lacing up my new trainers, and hitting the pavement to walk 250 miles each month from May to December this year.

For someone like me who struggles to even hit 10,000 steps a day, this challenge will push me to my limits both physically and mentally. But I'm determined to see it through because I know that every step I take will make a difference.

I'm raising funds for the Cruse Isle of Man charity, an organisation that provides vital support to those grieving. Too many people suffer alone, without access to the support they need to navigate the difficult journey of bereavement. I want to change that.

But I can't do it alone. I need your support. Every donation, no matter how small, will go towards providing comfort, guidance, and hope to those who need it most. Together, we can make a difference in the lives of others, honouring the memory of our loved ones in the most meaningful way possible.

Please feel free to join me on this journey and get in touch if you fancy a natter and walking some miles. Your support means more to me than words can express.

Thanks for reading :)


You can follow my journey here 👇

About the charity

We offer support, advice and information to children, young people and adults who have been bereaved, no matter whenever or however the death occurred. Our services are free and available to anyone, ensuring that we provide somewhere to turn when someone dies.

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