Every day, every year people do incredible things to raise money for us so that we can continue to support people whose lives have been devastated by suicide.
The Taylor family
In 2005 we tragically lost Fee – beloved wife and mother, when she took her own life. The shock and loss was enormous and it wasn’t until 2009 when we discovered Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide. This charity has helped all three of us, in different ways, in coming to terms with such a painful loss. It is a loss that you never get over, but their involvement in our lives has helped us to move on but not forget.
As a consequence we wanted ‘give something back’ by raising the profile of Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide and by raising some funds to assist with their good work. As a family we cycled from Lands End to John O’Groats, visiting many support groups on the way.
We were amazed by peoples generosity and we raised over £23,000.
Joy and Phil Heal – Uttoxeter Group
Two of our most successful events have been evenings – we have held an Elvis tribute night and a ladies only event with the “Chocolate Tailor” where we learned about making handmade chocolates.
Never underestimate how many raffle tickets you can sell – we have found that so many people have been touched by suicide and are glad to be able to help.
Since starting we have raised more than £5000. Download more details about the many different ways that Joy and Phil have raised money.