SOBS exists to break the isolation of those who have lost a loved one to suicide. Suicide is not just the loss of one precious life. It’s the loss of that life that often devastates many other lives.
Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) currently has 60+ support groups across the UK, but there are still large areas where we are yet able to offer our support. We are looking to raise money to set up more support groups, and extend our reach to every person and family that needs our help. Our long-term aim is to have 3 support groups in every county, meaning a total of 144 groups!
We also want to develop and train our existing support group network to make sure we are offering the best possible support to every person that needs our help.
We are a small National Charity, run mainly by volunteers and a National Office which comprises 4 people working hours equivalent to 2 full-time members of staff.
SOBS wants to raise £50,000+ to accomplish this goal. We need these funds to start up new support groups, apply training and development, and also, to keep looking for more opportunities for the Charity to reach more people. To enable this to happen, we will need to employ additional staff to ensure we have professional support for new and existing groups.
Please take time to watch the video below, which explains everything in a little more detail:
If you would like to support us by donating to this campaign, please go to our Just Giving campaign page.
Alternatively, you can text donate to this campaign, by texting ‘SOBS02 £5’ to 70070 to donate £5 to this campaign. Donations can be £1, £2, £3, £4, £5 or £10, by changing the value in the text message.
As a thank you, anyone who donates over £100, and sends an email to firstname.lastname@example.org containing their name and address, will receive a small gift pack and a certificate.
The campaign is also live on our Facebook page, over at https://www.facebook.com/SOBSCharity, so if you could share it around, that would be very helpful too!