Fundraising for Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust
*TRIGGER WARNING* ⚠️ (Mentions suicide)
Life Matters Suicide Prevention Trust was made in memory of my good friend Ross Taylor, who tragically lost his life to suicide.
Please join me on my journey as I pledge 1 year of sobriety from alcohol while fundraising to help those dealing with the affects of mental illness, suicidal thoughts/behaviours and the aftermath of suicide.
Ross reached out for help multiple times.
In the days before Ross died, he contacted the emergency services as he had thoughts in his head and he couldn’t sleep.
He was turned away.
Days later he was found dead.
That’s hard to read, I’m sure.
It’s even more gut wrenching to understand that his death was completely preventable.
Suicide is not a choice.
Suicide is an absolute catastrophic, devastating and final symptom of mental distress.
If you have ever been to the place where you genuinely believe the world would be better off without you, you are not alone and I see you.
Corinda, Sid and all of Ross’ extended family and friends - this is for you.
This is also for anyone who has ever been negatively affected in any way, shape or form by mental illness or suicide.
Every dollar counts.
If you are not in a position to donate, perhaps take time to think of a friend or family member you haven’t heard from in a while - who you know may be struggling - and pick up the phone.
Thank-you for being a part of my journey ❤️
*In loving memory of our friend Ross, and my uncle Julian.
(I received permission from the family before I shared any details in this fundraiser.)
Life Matters is managed by Ross’ mum, Corinda.
Their mission is to reduce the rate of suicide and suicidal behaviour by
- Raising awareness
- Promoting Suicide prevention strategies
- Community education and support
- Bereavement support
Thank you Gael for your kind donation!
Thank you Niam for your kind donation!
Thanks Liz for your donation!
Thank you Will for your generous donation!
Thanks for donating Rob!