Patrick Parsons raise over £2,000 for suicide prevention charity
17 November 2021
On October 30th, several members of our team participated in the Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) Lost Hours Walk, a fundraising event aimed at raising awareness for the suicide prevention charity. CALM is a leading charity dedicated to preventing suicide by providing life-saving services and support to those in need.
The walk took place overnight in London, coinciding with daylight savings when the clock was turned back by one hour. The challenging route covered a distance of 20 miles. Our dedicated staff successfully completed the walk, raising an impressive amount of £2,125 in support of CALM’s crucial work.
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.”
Throughout 2021, the team at Patrick Parsons has actively participated in various fundraising activities for CALM, as it was named our Charity of the Year at the end of 2020. Mental health and suicide prevention hold significant importance for many members of our team. In the UK, 125 lives are lost to suicide each week, and we firmly believe that every life lost is one 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 are incredibly proud of everyone involved in the event, and we sincerely hope that the funds raised will make a significant impact in providing vital mental health support to those in need.