Keep CALM and Carry On
About the group
Three Friends. Three Peaks. 24 Little Hours.
Our fundraising page.
Fundraising for Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM)
On May 28th our family was torn apart when Matthew took his own life. He was 33 years old.
A son, a brother and a father to two beautiful children he adored. On that day everything changed and all that we knew was that nothing would ever be quite the same again.
Matthew battled and conquered addictions in his early 20s; he remained sober for over a decade and invested much of his spare time supporting those battling with their own mental health issues and addictions, sponsoring countless men and women over the years. He helped so
many that were suffering, many of whom credit Matthew for being alive today thanks to the time and love that he gave so freely. He helped save so many, but was ultimately was unable to save himself.
We are now 8 months on, and it doesn’t seem to be getting any easier. Not a day goes past when we don’t think of him and talk about him. We continue to share treasured memories of the time we shared with, but there is no getting past the massive hole his passing has left in so
many of our hearts.
We didn’t reach Matthew in time, but I’m hoping we may be able to help others in the same situation. It is for this reason I have managed to persuade of two of wonderful friends Jenn & Nicole to take on the Three Peaks Challenge with me in Matthew’s memory. Our main aim is to raise awareness of the epidemic that is male suicide, whilst raising funds for The Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) - an award-winning charity dedicated to preventing male suicide.
Here’s some of the wonderful work CALM do and
what your donation will go towards:
· Offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in
crisis via their helpline, webchat and website
· Challenging a culture that prevents men seeking help when they need it,
through campaigns such as #ManDictionary and #BiggerIssues
· Pushing for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented, via
partnerships such as The Alliance of Suicide Prevention Charities (TASC), the National Suicide Prevention Alliance(NSPA)
· Supporting those bereaved by suicide, through the Support After Suicide Partnership (SASP), hosted by CALM, which aims to ensure that
everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives timely and
Homepage of Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM).
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This challenge is due to take place on
National Three Peaks Challenge
The National Three Peaks Challenge takes in the highest mountains in Scotland, England and Wales, often in 24 hours.