Over £1,300 raised by Kendal’s Izzy Murray in charity walk to support those bereaved by suicide

Over £1,300 raised by Kendal’s Izzy Murray in charity walk to support those bereaved by suicide

On Monday (17 September 2018), Izzy Murray completed the Coast to Coast walk in memory of her friend Helena, whom she lost to suicide five years ago. Izzy was joined by her supportive friends and family at various points along the 192-mile route in aid of  Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria.

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Over £3,000 raised by Penrith friends in memory of Dan Jennings

Over £3,000 raised by Penrith friends in memory of Dan Jennings

On Saturday (8 August 2018), Amanda Jennings and friend Caroline McKee, of Penrith, were joined by 36 of their friends and family to walk the Ullswater Way in memory of their friend and brother Dan Jennings, whom they lost to suicide four years ago. The group walked the 20-mile route to raise awareness for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria and Prevention of Young Suicide (PAPYRUS).

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Izzy’s Coast to Coast charity campaign: 110 miles to go

Izzy’s Coast to Coast charity campaign: 110 miles to go

Kendal’s Izzy Murray is just over half way through her 192 mile Coast to Coast walk. She began the walk last week and has now walked through two of the three National Parks the walk covers. Izzy is walking the route to fundraise for  Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria, in remembrance of her good friend Helena, whom she lost to suicide five years ago.

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Kendal's Izzy Murray to walk from Coast to Coast to raise funds for families bereaved by suicide

Kendal's Izzy Murray to walk from Coast to Coast to raise funds for families bereaved by suicide

Kendal’s Izzy Murray will be walking the breadth of the UK to fundraise for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria, along with her courageous friends and family who will join her at different points along the way. They will be participating in the classic Coast to Coast walk – a two-week, 192-mile stretch from St Bees on the West Coast of Cumbria to Robin Hood’s Bay on the East Coast of North Yorkshire. Izzy will begin the walk on Tuesday 4 September and is expected to finish on Monday 17 September. The group was primarily formed by Izzy, who lost her good friend Helena in 2013 and is walking in her memory with the aim to raise funds and awareness for SOBS Cumbria.

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Walking the Ullswater Way in remembrance of Daniel (Dan) Jennings

Walking the Ullswater Way in remembrance of Daniel (Dan) Jennings

On Saturday 8 September, a group of people are coming together in remembrance of their friend and family member, Dan Jennings, whom they lost to suicide 4 years ago. They will be walking The Ullswater Way, a 20-mile trail around Lake Ullswater. The group was primarily formed by Dan’s sister, Amanda and her friend, Caroline. The aim is to spread awareness about mental health, as well as raise funds and awareness for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria and Prevention of Young Suicide (PAPYRUS). The walk will take place two days before World Suicide Prevention Day 2018.

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Over £3,000 raised by teams Kapow & Co and the The Aubergines in memory of their friend, Keith.

Over £3,000 raised by teams Kapow & Co and the The Aubergines in memory of their friend, Keith.

On Saturday (4 August 2018), two groups of West Cumbrians forming teams Kapow & Co. and The Aubergines came together in memory of their friend and colleague Keith Powe, whom they lost to suicide in August last year, to take on Total Warrior to raise awareness for Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria.  The Total Warrior event is described as the ‘pinnacle of obstacle racing’; the course consisted of 25 punishing obstacles spread across the muddy, rugged terrain of the Lake District.

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Over £1,500 raised from The Wheelie Bin Challenge to support those touched by suicide in Cumbria

Over £1,500 raised from The Wheelie Bin Challenge to support those touched by suicide in Cumbria

On Friday (29 June), Rosina Robinson and her team braved the scorching heat in a gruelling 20-mile walk across West Cumbria. The walk, stretching from Egremont to Workington, was a local initiative named The Wheelie Bin Challenge, an event in which participants walk across West Cumbria pushing wheelie bins to collect food donated by local schools for local foodbanks, and to raise funds and awareness of  the charities chosen by the teams taking part. The team of 14 walkers – made up of Rosina’s family, friends and Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) volunteers – chose to support SOBS Cumbria, as each of them had been affected by suicide either directly or indirectly. Others joined them along the way to offer their support.

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