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Out Of The Blue's fundraising page

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Total raised so far £0.00

Target £0.00

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[p][b]Out Of The Blue[/b][/p][p]Raising money for Winston’s Wish, Dragonflies, The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team and CALM.[/p][p][img]http://www.bhct.org.uk/wp/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/744331_1208_0029-199x300.jpg" alt="Tom in the New York marathon" width="199" height="300[/img][/p][p] [/p][p]Out Of The Blue is a fundraising body established in memory of Will Beckett who took his own life at Beachy Head in January 2013, at the age of 42. This tragedy came as an incredible shock for his family and friends – it came simply ‘Out Of The Blue’. [/p][p] [/p][p]In the immediate aftermath of Will’s death, our family was supported, guided and inspired by three charities – Winston’s Wish, Dragonflies and The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. Out Of The Blue raises money to support these charities so they can help others like us.[/p][p] [/p][p]Winston’s Wish provided invaluable advice in the first few days after Will’s death on how to explain the death to our young sons – Tom and Joe. All of Will’s family have benefitted from the information and booklets provided by Winston’s Wish. We feel incredibly grateful to them for their practical advice and compassionate support. Their specific knowledge of dealing with suicide and other violent deaths has been incredibly important for us. They continue to provide counselling to the boys and me - with great compassion and expertise.[/p][p] [/p][p]Dragonflies, our local child bereavement charity, have shown great support to the family. Tom and Joe have attended support group sessions and an activity weekend alongside other bereaved children. In a group setting the boys have talked about their dad. They have been able to realise that they are not alone in their grief and that they are able to recognise and accept their different emotions.[/p][p] [/p][p]The third charity we support is the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. Not only did they support a group of us when our search for Will ended at Beachy Head on that January day, but the work they do is truly humbling when it comes to human duty. We have witnessed first hand the work they do to encourage desperate and broken individuals not to end their lives. The service is staffed by volunteers and relies on donations to help them provide the service they do. Helping to prevent further suicides at Beachy Head would be a hugely positive legacy of Will’s death.[/p][p]We have recently added CALM - The Campaign Against Living Miserably, is a registerd charity, which exists to prevent male suicide in the UK. In 2013, male suicide accounted for 78% of all suicides and it is the single biggest cause of death in men aged 20-45. CALM seek to prevent male suicide by offering support to men in the UK, of any age, who are down or in crisis via their helpline website. They push for changes in policy and practice so that suicide is better prevented. CALM also hosts the Suicide Bereavement Support Prevention Alliance -this partnership aims to enable everyone bereaved or affected by suicide is offered and receives support.[/p][p] [/p][p]Out Of The Blue has raised an incredible sum of money so far through the overwhelming generosity and support of many family, friends and people we’ve never met! [/p][p] [/p][p]Will was an incredibly loving and caring husband, father, son, brother and friend. We know how lucky we were to have had Will - he was deeply loved by us all. In his memory, we will continue our work to help raise money for these important charities and hope to prevent any other tragic deaths.[/p][p] [/p][p]Thank you everyone for your continued support.[/p][p][br][/p]
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May 29, 2020

Evie Harris

Evie completed her swim x

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 29, 2020

John K

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 29, 2020

Katherine Saunt

£50.00 plus £12.50 Gift Aid

May 28, 2020

Anonymous

£33.00 plus £8.25 Gift Aid

May 26, 2020

Bob King

Supporting my friend Neal King who ran 10km on 7 consecutive days to raise money for this cause...congratulations Neal - fantastic effort!

£30.00 plus £7.50 Gift Aid

May 26, 2020

Shona Ford

£50.00

May 26, 2020

Jen

5K done 👊🏼

£20.00 plus £5.00 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

Neil Phillips

A slow sluggish 27 minute 5k in aid of a fantastic charity which means everything to myself. Big love to you Katie and team xx

£15.00 plus £3.75 Gift Aid

May 25, 2020

L Harris

£10.00 plus £2.50 Gift Aid

May 24, 2020

The King Family

Well done Neal King who ran 70k this week :)

£100.00

Katie Beckett

Katie Beckett