Newsletter Mar 18
We can provide bulk supplies of our booklet, Support After a Suicide, for a minimal fee to cover shipping.
Our business cards include our website and helpline details, and are perfect for giving to professionals you know. Pop your details in here, and we’ll post you ten business cards to share.
Since losing our son Jonathan to suicide in May 2011, we have done quite a lot of fundraising. We have held boot sales, stalls at fetes, skydives and many, many raffles.
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.
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.