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Lahra Tyndall

Dawn Walk

Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

Total plus Gift Aid: £0.00

Raised offline: £0.00

My story

[p]My husband took his own life in August 2014 after enduring serious mental health problems for eighteen months.[/p][p]Watching him suffer and coping with the fallout of his ill health were the toughest things I had ever dealt with. But trying to cope with his suicide was very nearly too much. No area of our lives was left untouched - whether by guilt, by grief, by the changed nature of our home, our relationships, work, school, our futures... All plans, all control, all normality seemed to have been lost with him.[/p][p]Watching our children suffer was a particular form of torture for me. They, in turn, lost much of me as well as their father in those early weeks, months and years. But with the help of our fabulous family and friends - and some fantastic professionals - we have created a new normal. This is, of course, very much a work in progress![/p][p]On World Suicide Awareness Day I’ll be walking at dawn in Dunham Massey - a place we often went as a family. With friends and family, we’ll be walking and talking honestly about suicide and the effects it has. Why at dawn? Because some of our darkest moments - before and after his death - came in the dead of night. For us, but not for him, another day dawned.[/p][p]Could all suicides be prevented? I doubt it. But there is certainly far more that could be done to assist both those at risk and the families where loved ones have already been lost in this way.[/p][p]I feel that my part in all this is to put my head above the parapet and talk honestly about grief and guilt, and about life in this alien landscape. And, of course, to raise money for individuals and families in a similar situation.[/p][p]I am fundraising for Maytree Respite Centre - a charity which provides a unique residential service for people in suicidal crisis. Maytree already has a house in London but the charity has just signed a lease on a Manchester property - any and all money raised by the walk will be ring-fenced for that.[/p][p]Together we can do our very best to help those in urgent need.[/p]

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Personal Challenge Date

10 Sep 2019

Supporters

Oct 10, 2019

Tim

Lahra, great total raised & looks like you had tremendous support. Sorry this is late!! Take care & lots of love to you both . Tim & De x

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

Oct 10, 2019

Anonymous

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2019

Hilda Austin

Well done to you and your family Lahra x

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2019

Kelly Crawford

Well done Lahra! Amazing amount raised. Thank you for sharing your story - it’s an incredible thing to do x

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

Oct 9, 2019

Naomi Pilkington

What a wonderful way to raise awareness and money for such a worthwhile cause xx

£15.00

Oct 9, 2019

Amy

Donating with lots and lots of love, can't begin to imagine what you have been through but you are amazing xxx

Sep 18, 2019

Vixen

A brilliant cause and bravery ( as always ) from you xx

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

Sep 17, 2019

Sarah Hewson

Sending you lots of love.

£25.00 plus £6.25 Gift Aid

Sep 14, 2019

Helen King

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

Sep 13, 2019

Tom

Thank you for all that you are doing in writing, talking and listening about this.

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid