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Walkers urged to support suicide charity

By Staffordshire Newsletter  |  Posted: August 28, 2014

Walkers urged to support suicide charity

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A CHARITY which aims to prevent young people committing suicide is rallying walkers for an awareness event in October.

PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide is a national charity, chaired by Stephen Habgood, from Gnosall, whose own son Christopher committed suicide.

It is seeking more hosts for its national HOPEWalk programme during the week around October 10, World Mental Health Awareness Day.

Last year hundreds of HOPEWalkers across the UK took part to raise funds and awareness that there is help for young people struggling with life.

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Aanika Dhillon, PAPYRUS fundraising manager, said: “Walk in memory of a loved one, to support others in their loss, to draw attention to the fact that suicide is the main cause of death in young men and women under 35 years of age.”

PAPYRUS relies almost entirely on donations to run its HOPELineUK helpline on 0800 068 41 41.

Visit www.papyrus-uk.org/fundraising for more HOPEWalk information and to register.

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