Time to Talk is a service of reflection and remembrance that combines music, words and silence. It is for people of all faiths, and none.
It takes place on Saturday 4 March at 10.30am at St Martin-in-the-field, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ. The service runs for approximately one hour and is followed by refreshments and the chance to talk to other attendees. It is free to attend. We ask people reserve their free ticket by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. In the past two years we have had over 400 attendees and we hope for similar numbers this year.DOWNLOAD THE FLYER HERE
You will be charged £3, plus one message at your standard network rate. 100% of your donation will be received by Maytree.
Registered Charity No: 1087668. If you have any questions please call 020 7 281 4671.
Farewell and thank you to Janet Lewis Jones, one of our wonderful trustees. Janet has been on the board for eight years and will be stepping down at the end of December. We said farewell & good luck to Anja Murphy in November, as she moved on.DOWNLOAD OUR NEWSLETTER HERE
Maytree distributed 2,500 leaflets to the 12,000 fans that attended the QPR game on the 1st of December. The majority of the fans will have heard the announcement on the loudspeaker and seen the video on the big screen.
We received many kind comments from the QPR fans who were (for the most part) very open and welcoming to us. Several fans expressed their gratitude to us for the work we do and at least one offered to volunteer in some capacity!
The most successful aspect of the match from my perspective was that we brought the issue of suicide right to the forefront of people’s minds and basically encouraged 12,000 (predominantly) working class men to talk about an issue they had probably never thought about before. Indeed, several fans seemed to progress from “Nothing to do with me, mate...” to “Actually, there was so and so who killed himself...”
Sadly, Rangers lost 2-1 to Wolves. By the end of the 90 minutes, the banter was wicked... The fan behind me looked about the stadium as he tried to find the one man who would kill himself after the final whistle... “Oo’s it gonna be then? Someone dies every 90 minutes... It could be ‘im!”
You, your family and friends are invited to two Christmas carol concerts, which will raise funds for Maytree.
They will be at Regent Hall Salvation Army in Oxford Street, London (opposite the former BHS store) on Sunday, 11 December 2016 at either 2.45pm or 6pm.
These two carol concerts will feature the world famous Regent Hall Band, supported by the church choir, the young people, the W1 Community Gospel Choir, and will of course include many favourite carols and readings. A nativity presentation by the 0's - 7's will bring a smile too!
Maytree is one of two charities chosen by Regent Hall this Christmas, and the proceeds from the collections will be split between us and the other charity. There is no entrance charge, so everyone is encouraged to give generously.
If you’d like further details, the contact details for Regent Hall are: The Salvation Army, 275 Oxford Street, London, W1C 2DJ. Tel: 020 7629 5424, email: email@example.com, website: http://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/regent-hall
Well done to our Royal Park Half Marathon runners, who all made it over the finish line and raised over £8,000 in the process.http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/charity-web/charity/displayCharityCampaignPage.action?campaignId=2795&charityId=1008736
Terrence, our Maytree Chair, is walking coast-to-coast along Hadrian’s Wall to raise funds for our work. Joined by his friends Keith, Peter, John, Lucinda and others, they are doing a walk, stumble and limp across the country from 13 to 21 September. They are hoping to raise £8,000 so that people in suicidal crisis can always come to Maytree, a safe place where they will be heard, understood and supported. Please support them via their JustGiving page on:https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/terrence-collis
Maytree's staff team and volunteers were thrilled to have met the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today and to have had the opportunity to highlight Maytree's vital work in suicide prevention. Suicide is the last taboo, so to have such a high profile couple shed a light onto the issue is priceless. I hope that their visit to Maytree is a catalyst to a useful and meaningful journey for them both.
The James Wentworth-Stanley Memorial Fund are looking for both survivors of suicide attempts, and those bereaved by suicide to share their stories as part of a benchmark suicide prevention charity film that will tackle the stigma of silence and save lives. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.DOWNLOAD OUR NEWSLETTER HERE