Why I chose to fundraise for PAPYRUS

PAPYRUS is a charity that aims to help prevent suicides in young people. They rely greatly on kind donations and aren’t goverment funded.

I decided to fundraise for them as having mental health myself, attempting suicide and knowing how difficult things can get for young people, I wanted to try and make a difference. It’s also been a close topic to my heart, helping people. So I found this a great opportunity to get involved with, especially as it was a thought that turned into an successful event. They inspire be to want to get involved more and support them in other ways, which hopefully in time I’ll be able to do!

I’ve not always been understood by my family, so have always acted like I’m “better” around them. It’s not an easy journey, but I personally believe that many young suicides are preventable, just like PAPYRUS do. Many young people struggle to open up and talk about how they’re feeling, which can leave them feeling trapped, isolated, and alone in dark times.

I believe that the help PAPYRUS give, does prevent many, and to all young people feeling blue, or even having suicidal thoughts, I urge you to speak out and talk tk someone. YOU have your whole life ahead of you and you’re destined to achieve so much more then you believe is possible!

I’ve only ever phoned PAPYRUS once, and found them helpful, which is also a good thing! They are kind, friendly and non-judgemental. I would recommend any one feeling blue to phone them, or to anyone who is worried about a young person you can call their confidential helpline for free for pratical advice, and support for the prevention of suicide.

PAPYRUS is a brilliant charity and I wanted to give back as much as I could. I love fundraising for them, and I guess feeling as though I’m apart of them! So thank you.


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