Fund Raising Events

Lewis's Dirty Reiver - 200km Bike Ride

On April 21st 2018, I will be taking part in the Dirty Reiver – a 200km off road cycling event and raising money for SOBS, in short they are an amazing charity that helps bring people together to talk about suicide. They offer direct support to families and friends of loved ones that have taken their own lives.

Over the last couple of years I have unfortunately witnessed my Family and friends suffer from the aftermath that a suicide brings, from my Cousin Johnathon McHale to a treasured friend Elliot Stapleton-Giddins.

My Cousin Johnathon McHale aged 19 died on January 7th 2016 when he tragically ended up on the M1 motorway at Newport Pagnell. Sadly Johnathon took his own life due to a break down in his relationship just a few days earlier. The sudden shock and loss for his friends and family is difficult to live with, and we are all left with a huge hole in our hearts.

Elliot’s sudden, Premature death on October 2nd 2016 at the age of 18 came as a total shock to his family and friends and we are all still trying to come to terms with the severity of this huge loss. Both of these tragic events have left many unanswered questions and a truly massive void for all that knew them.

Through SOBS the Parents were able to connect and share their stories, and offer each other the support needed in such difficult times.

I ask that you help support the charity SOBS in any way you can, they truly offer an amazing support platform to help bring people together affected by suicide.

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Stride Against Suicide

10–14 April

The Big Walk is on! starts 10th April 2018

 

Gill Boiling a regular at SoBS Aylesbury, supported en route by others from Aylesbury, will walk from Aylesbury to Brighton next April, under the banner of STRIDE AGAINST SUICIDE, to raise funds for SOBS and Hector’s House. The latter is the charity that Robert and Belinda Stringer founded six years ago after the death of their son, Hector. They started their own charity because, at that time, they did not find SOBS or any other support. They are very active in preventing suicide in young people in this area through work in schools, and direct intervention when they hear that someone is struggling. Robert is also now a regular at our meetings and plays a great role in supporting those who are newly bereaved. The walk is Gill’s wish to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the death together of her parents by suicide.

If you would like to be involved and to see the full itinerary please see the link: stride against suicide

Join us on Hove Lawns in Brighton on Saturday 14th of April 2018 to mark the finish of the Stride Against Suicide Charity Walk – which is raising funds to help those affected and bereaved by suicide. www.dovereleasebusiness.com/optin

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide: Setting up support groups across the UK

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (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.

We currently have over 60 support groups across the UK, and we want to set up more. We are a small charity, run by Volunteers who are Survivors themselves and a small Head Office team. We want to have a group available to anyone over the age of 18 years who has been affected by the loss of a loved one to suicide. The long term aim is to have 100 support groups in total!

We also want to make sure the support we offer is as good as it can be, by being able to develop and train our current support group network.

SOBS wants to raise £50000+ to accomplish this goal. We need these funds to start up the new groups. To enable this to happen, we would also need to employ additional staff to ensure we have professional support for new and existing groups.

Thanks,

SOBS

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