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Climbing my own Everest - help me raise money to prevent suicide

Fundraiser page created in the Health category by Chris Taylor


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Given by 25 generous donors in 12 days
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Every week, more than 12 Kiwis die by suicide. Let’s get going, and help Life Matters save lives.

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Make a difference - help Life Matters tackle one of the biggest causes of death in New Zealand.

To most people, I’m the slightly mad Englishman-turned-Kiwi who does endurance events. I do love them and the massive high they create.

But that’s followed by a massive low, which I rarely talk about. It hasn’t lasted long but it’s enough to know how difficult living with depression is. My cousin lived with it for many years and recently died by suicide.

I want to do something to help. So this March, I’m climbing my own Everest. That means running/hiking 31,000 vertical metres - equal to climbing Everest 3.5 times. There won’t be snow and ice, but there will be my job and family to fit in around about three hours of climbing, every single day.

I’m raising money for Life Matters, a local charity dedicated to preventing suicide in the health care system. It’s a big mountain to climb - every week, more than 12 Kiwis die by suicide. That’s almost double those killed in car accidents. Let’s get going, and help Life Matters save lives.

About me

I settled in New Zealand with my half-Kiwi family after growing up in England and living in a few other parts of the world. I love living in Dunedin for many reasons, including the amazing outdoors where I hike, fish, hunt and explore. I’m a real estate agent by day, a chef by trade and the first one to bed in my house. But I’m the first one up each morning - you can’t beat a sunrise.

Use of funds

The funds will go to Life Matters, a charity dedicated to preventing suicide. Their goal is to have zero suicide in the health care system. They advocate for response and treatment for people who need it, before it’s too late. They provide community support and education to raise awareness and prevent stigma. They also run the Hope Centre in Dunedin, providing immediate support for people in distress or experiencing suicidal thoughts.

Follow my progress

https://www.instagram.com/toffs_trails/

Chris Taylor's involvement (page creator)

I want to do something to help. So this March, I’m climbing my own Everest. That means running/hiking 31,000 vertical metres - equal to climbing Everest 3.5 times.


Latest update

It’s about to start!  28 February 2021

Posted by: Chris Taylor

I wanted to thank you all for you very kind and generous donations! I have been blown away at the support and I am now well and truly committed to the cause.

With Feb being such a short month the start of this challenge has arrived sooner than expected! Today my mind has tuned into how hard this is going to be and I’m planning the first of 31 days of finding as much vert as I can.

Stay tuned for updates or if you’d like to keep a closer eye on what I’m doing then follow me on Instagram -

https://www.instagram.com/toffs_trails/

Thanks again!

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Latest donations

Lynn
Lynn 4 hours ago
Appreciate what you are doing ❤️
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Benjamin
Benjamin 14 hours ago
$30
Chantal
Chantal 1 day ago
Awesome work and for a great cause! Good luck!!!
$20
Chris Taylor

Thanks so much, I really appreciate your support it is so very kind of you 🙏🙏

Chris Taylor
The Browns
The Browns 3 days ago
Go hard 👊💪🏃
$100
Chris Taylor

Thanks so much for your support, being 2 days in I am wondering if I’ve taken on a challenge I can’t complete 😬😬😬

Chris Taylor
Tara And John
Tara And John 3 days ago
Such an awesome idea Toff! too many lives lost to this awful disease! Your will and determination will make this massive challenge achievable that we’re Sure! Xx
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Chris Taylor

Thanks so much for your support! It is such a great cause and I super stoked with the generosity of everyone 👏👏👏

Chris Taylor

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