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We have a Team of runners in this years London Marathon; please donate to help us raise funds for our unique and vital service.
Olivia Adshead: http://uk.viginmoneygiving.com/OliviaAdshead
Richard Tyler: http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RichardTyler
Rob Stuart will be undertaking a series of challenges this year: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/robs-maytree-appeal
Ahead of this year’s Red Nose Day, newsreader and journalist Sir Trevor McDonald visited Comic Relief funded project, Maytree Suicide Respite Centre in LondonView The full Articlle Here
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!”
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 email@example.com for further information.DOWNLOAD OUR NEWSLETTER HERE