On Saturday September 12th 2015 fourteen members of the Brown family, from Odiham, completed the Marathon du Medoc in memory of Will, who took his own life, aged just 26, in October 2014. It was completely unexpected and followed no mental health issues or life changes.
They were raising awarenes of suicide in young men and funds for The Matthew Elvidge Trust… and we are very grateful for their generous support.
Linda and Hamish Elvidge… and the Trustees
'Help is at Hand' is an important resource for people bereaved or affected by suicide and provides practical information and emotional support. Over the last six months Help is at Hand has been updated by people who have been bereaved themselves with support from experts at Public Health England, the National Suicide Prevention Alliance and the Suicide Bereavement Support Partnership.
Bereavement by suicide is a unique form of grief and if you, or someone you know, has been bereaved, further information is also available at Support after Suicide and printed copies can be ordered from http://www.orderline.dh.gov.uk by quoting 2901502/Help is at Hand.
The Matthew Elvidge Trust has funded and been significantly involved in the development of the updated Help is at Hand and the new website.
Please pass this information onto anyone who might find it helpful.
In June 2015 the Chichester Family took on the challenge of climbing Kilimajaro to raise funds for the Trust.
They all reached the summit safely…an amazing achivement!
Thank you all so much for supporting our work…..very much appreciated.
The Founder of Student Minds, Dr Nicola Byrom, has just been recognised with the Queen's Young Leaders Award. Nicola was selected as an inspirational Young Leader to join Leaders from around the Commonwelath. The Trust provides three year funding for Student Minds.
Please read more about the awards here as well as in this recent article.
We held a 'Midsummer Evening of Opera' last night… a huge thank you to Mark Nathan (Baritone), Sinead O/Kelly (Soprano) and Paul McKenzie (Piano) for a wonderful evening, which raised over £6,000 for the Trust. A big thank you also to Pam and Rupert Andrews for hosting the evening and to our 140 family and friends who so generously supported the event and bought raffle tickets!