Patrick Parsons staff raise over £2,000 for suicide prevention charity
On the 30th October a number of our team took part in the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Lost Hours Walk.
Campaign Against Living Miserably is the leading suicide prevention charity, the organisation provides life-saving services, bringing people together so they reject living miserably and get the help they need, when they need it.
The fundraising charity walk took place through the night in London, during daylight savings when the clock went back one hour. The walk was for 20 miles and our staff were successful in completing the challenge and raising a huge £2,125!
Our Associate, Andy Johnson, was one of the participants on the night, he said: “ I have to confess I did not complete the course, after 12 miles an old injury returned as did the pain. I went on to complete 15 miles of the 20, but then had to tap out and I ended up going to the finish line by Uber. That said, the event was brilliant and a great experience.”
The team at Patrick Parsons have taken part in various fundraising activities for the charity throughout 2021, since it was named as out Charity of the Year at the end of 2020. Mental Health and suicide is a cause close to many of our team. In the UK 125 lives are lost every week to suicide and that is 125 too many.
Helen Laverick, Patrick Parsons Purchase Ledger Clerk, said: “I took part in the Lost Hours Walk because the charity is very personal to me, a family member has needed the services of organisations like Campaign Against Living Miserably and I felt it was important to give something back, luckily our family was very fortunate. I am super happy to be able to support this charity.”
We couldn’t be prouder of everyone involved and we hope that the money will go a long was in helping those in need of mental health support.