3 Dads Walking UK2022
Raising Suicide Awareness Across the Country One Step at a Time
In 2021 we walked over 300 miles in memory of our daughters, Sophie, Beth and Emily, who all took their own lives. We walked to raise awareness of suicide prevention and of PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide.
Our walk had significantly more impact than we could ever have imagined, we raised over £800,000 and it encouraged people across the UK to talk openly about suicide and suicide prevention.
Why go for another walk?
• To continue to raise life-saving funds. We are close to raising £1,000,000 for PAPYRUS, we can’t stop now
• To provide a focus for continuing the conversation with Government about embedding suicide prevention in the school curriculum
• To meet more people who all have their own personal devastating stories around the loss of a loved one to suicide and who want to join us in highlighting our suicide prevention message.
During our walk we met very many suicide-bereaved parents, in most cases, it was only after they lost their child that they discovered suicide is the biggest killer of under 35’s in the UK, they all asked, “If suicide is the biggest threat to our children’s lives, why is no one talking about it?”
We must walk again because, as a society, we are allowing thousands of unnecessary deaths each year. If our schools can deliver age-appropriate lessons on suicide awareness we can give our young people the knowledge and skills that will help them and others in the future.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under 35 in the UK. PAPYRUS believes that many young suicides are preventable. They operate HOPELINEUK, a confidential call, text, and email helpline for young people with thoughts of suicide or those concerned about a young person who may have thoughts of suicide. Every £5 raised can help pay for a potentially lifesaving contact to HOPELINEUK from a young person wanting to stay safe from their thoughts of suicide.
Please help 3 DADS WALKING and PAPYRUS save young lives.
Team members (3)
- £364,890 of £333,334
- £362,462 of £333,333
- £362,662 of £333,333