Why we need your help
Taylor was a 27-year-old young man who took his own life on the 19th of March 2016. He was struggling with his mental health at the time, but nobody knew just how bad he was feeling when it happened.
Originally from Stirling, he was a fun loving man who had plenty of friends and hobbies. He excelled at Dundee Univeristy where he studied English Literature. He loved poetry, and shared this with others through the university poetry society, which he founded. After University, he spent few years living and working in England, but returned to Scotland to start teacher training.
The carved features of this bench symbolise some of the things he loved, including poetry, Bob Dylan and nature. We want this bench to help keep Taylor’s memory alive, and remind everyone that even in those darkest moments, there is always another way.
Taylor was loved by many, and there was nothing in his life that couldn’t have been fixed, if he had only picked up the phone. Suicide is more common than you may think, particularly in young men. They often feel nobody cares, and that they won’t be missed. Sometimes these feelings come out of the blue, with no warning, and suicide seems like the only option – but it isn’t, there is always someone to talk to…
Action in Mind, a local Stirling based charity supports individuals in need across the Forth Valley. They supported Taylor’s mum through this difficult time. We would like to raise funds to support and extend this charity’s excellent work, particularly in developing services for young people. We would like to call this “Taylor’s Bench” fund. If you are able to donate, thank you.
If we can save one life that’s an excellent outcome…
raised so far
Jun 11, 2021
May 27, 2021
May 27, 2021
Total raised so far
Total plus Gift Aid £50.00
Raised offline £0.00