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Powmill-Naemore
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Hi everyone.

I hope you don't mind me posting this, but I really want to share this with as many people as I can. If any of you can pass this on among your own wider networks that would be brilliant, which I hope you will agree after reading this.

 

My 20 year old son, Fraser is extremely lucky to have left school with a very close-knit group of friends who keep regularly in touch and provide all manner of help and support to each other as they come to terms with the demands and responsibilities of being young adults. Earlier this year and very sadly, one of this group took his own life. This has had a devastating effect on all of these young people who have now had to learn how to come to terms with something no one should ever have to. Each one of them quite remarkably stood up and spoke out with such positive and happy memories of this young man, Joe, at his funeral. Now, Fraser is joining with one of this group, Henry,  and his family to take the Three Peaks Challenge in Joe’s memory and to raise money for PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide , which is the UK charity dedicated to the prevention of suicide and the promotion of positive mental health and emotional wellbeing in young people.

 

I didn't know this, but quite frighteningly suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35 in the UK. In 2018 alone over 1800 young people took their own lives. I shudder to think what that number will have risen to over the Covid lockdowns. Having already passed this message around my own work network, I have been amazed to see just how many people I know have close experience of this. PAPYRUS is a charity which provides confidential support and advice to young people struggling with thoughts of suicide, and anyone worried about a young person through their HOPELINEUK helpline.

 

The national Three Peaks Challenge involves climbing the highest peak in each of Scotland (Ben Nevis), England (Scafell Pike) and Wales (Snowden) over a 24 hour period. This is a total walking distance of 23 miles, having a total ascent of 3,064 metres (10,052 ft) and will involve driving a total distance of 462 miles between the locations. The plan is for them to complete this on Saturday 25th June, overnight into Sunday 26th June.

 

Please can I ask you to visit the Just Giving Page for this event and to read the short and individual stories that Fraser, Henry, Harriot and Douglas have written for why they are doing this. After reading these, if would like to carry on and make a donation, we would all be extremely grateful. Even the smallest contribution can make a real difference and could actually  save someone’s life.  

 

Thank you for reading this through and as I mentioned above, if you can share this message with as many people as you can that would be be really kind,


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Martin Bellamy
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Done. Wish your son good luck from the Lancashire Diasboro. 


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Powmill-Naemore
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https://diasboro.club/forum/profile/martin-bellamy/

Thanks Martin. That was kind of you.


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Andy R
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Done, Powmill.

A mate of mine from Uni unexpectedly took his own life a couple of Christmases ago so I have some idea of what your son and his friends are going through. It was such a shock, saddening, maddening and heartbreaking.

Like what appears to have happened with your son, the one positive is that tragedies like this can brings groups together to support one another and I've certainly reconnected with one or two people in the aftermath.

All the best to you and your son and very good luck to him with the three peaks - what an effort it will be to complete.


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Done also. 

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Powmill-Naemore
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Thanks both Andy and Ken. You are both very kind.

 


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Original Fat Bob
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Donated

If you could condense your post to 280 characters I will put it on Twitter for you and Facebook and LinkedIn. These posts would go to several thousand people and hopefully you would get a positive response.

It is such a shocking thing to have happened and I hope that by doing this event it will help to ease everyone’s loss.

OFB


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Powmill-Naemore
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If you could condense your post to 280 characters I will put it on Twitter for you and Facebook and LinkedIn. These posts would go to several thousand people and hopefully you would get a positive response.

It is such a shocking thing to have happened and I hope that by doing this event it will help to ease everyone’s loss.

OFB

Thank you for that Bob.  (And thank you to the silent Diasboro members that don't post in here, but I do know have visited the Just Giving site).

My son is quite overwhelmed by the generosity and empathy of otherwise complete strangers.

I have condensed my essay into 280 characters. If that looks OK to you, that is really kind of you to post it on. My only concern is that although the visible text might only be 280 characters, but will the embedded links be honoured as this gets copied into those other forums?

 

A son of one of the Diasboro is doing the Three Peaks Challenge to raise money for PAPYRUS (a UK charity for prevention of suicide in the young) in memory of his late friend who took his own life.  Pls visit Just Giving Page  & read the story. Any donation could help save a life.


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Original Fat Bob
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I don’t know about the embedded link but I’ll try !

OFB


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Powmill-Naemore
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Hi Bob. No. It looks like the link isn't copied in Twitter. I will see if I can craft something that is Twitter friendly...


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Posted by: @original-fat-bob

I don’t know about the embedded link but I’ll try !

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Hi Bob. I have experimented and this will work on Twitter I think:

 

The son of one of the Diasboro is doing the Three Peaks Challenge in memory of a friend recently lost to suicide & to raise funds for PAPYRUS (a charity for prevention of suicide in the young). Pls read their story at https://eur01.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.justgiving.com%2Ffundraising%2FForJoeDillon&data=04%7C01%7CChris.Glynn%40ecs.co.uk%7C4203ae4e78e8463169f208da06c92e34%7C58dea911047d43fb934219ca17665d67%7C0%7C0%7C637829758390899576%7CUnknown%7CTWFpbGZsb3d8eyJWIjoiMC4wLjAwMDAiLCJQIjoiV2luMzIiLCJBTiI6Ik1haWwiLCJXVCI6Mn0%3D%7C3000&sdata=TN23Wivgwklc0xNVGKEc9GpfPBtRrm0nEHVNFs8NV4g%3D&reserved=0


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Original Fat Bob
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Done on twitter thanks 


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Posted by: @original-fat-bob

Done on twitter thanks 

Our thanks to you ...


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Martin Bellamy
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I’ve added your link on Twitter too, P-N. Good luck with the fund raising. 


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Selwynoz
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Happy to help with the fundraising. Best of luck to everyone doing the Peaks.

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Powmill-Naemore
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Thank you Selwyn


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