Sponsored Walk for Suicide Awareness
POP web developer Shaun, will be walking from Scunthorpe to Cleethorpes in aid of suicide awareness on 28th August 2021.
Where to and from?
We are walking to Cleethorpes from Scunthorpe on Saturday August 28th 2021.
We are starting from DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort in Scunthorpe and finishing on the Pier at Cleethorpes.
The overall distance will be 28 miles and we will be supported by one support vehicle throughout the route.
Start and finish time
Start at 7.00AM from DoubleTree by Hilton Forest Pines Spa & Golf Resort in Scunthorpe and finish at 3PM (approximately) on the Pier at Cleethorpes.
Who is involved?
Shaun Fitzgerald and John Smith who are both profoundly Deaf men are doing the walk together.
Bio of each walker
Shaun Fitzgerald was born profoundly Deaf and throughout his life has had to face barriers to learning. This resulted in feeling negative in general. He has created his own business and is employed as a Web Developer for POP Branding. He has presented TEDx talks and provides talks to groups of people around the UK, looking at Mental Health and Deafness and within that area, Suicide awareness and prevention. He is a strong advocate of having a positive sense of well being and having a positive mindset. Shaun is a regular campaigner for having a healthier mind and viewing life in a more beneficial way.
John Smith is profoundly Deaf and British Sign Language is his first language. He is a fully qualified Teacher and Assessor, he teaches British Sign Language Levels 1 – 6.
Why are you doing the walk?
The walk has been organised to address the issue of Suicide in young people. Sadly, suicide is far too prevalent in society and too many young and older people are taking their own lives when confronted with a crisis. I have had close friends and people I knew, who sadly took their own lives. I have had similar feelings in the past, through positive thinking, regular exercise, I managed to overcome those particular feelings and move on. The walk is in recognition of these events and we are doing this to make people more aware of the risk of suicide in people we know who are close to us.
Raising funds for who?
We are raising funds for two organisations. One For The Lads, and Deaf Minds Education, who create training courses for those who work within Mental Health and Education. The courses amongst others, look at Suicide Awareness and Prevention.
Sponsor opportunity: walk 1 mile with us…
You can have the opportunity to walk with us for a distance of 1 mile for a donation. What we need from you is to register an interest, offer a donation, and give us a reason why you want to be involved. We will then look through the list and invite people to attend. So, if you are feeling fit and want to walk with us then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are looking for local companies and companies from afar to support us in any way that they can. We are looking for suitable walking footwear and refreshment items for example drinks containers, drinks, food etc. Any company that supports us will have their company name and details posted on various Social Media outlets.
We would welcome help and support from anyone who is happy to support a meaningful venture and your help will hopefully assist someone in need of help in the future. Too many people die from suicide each year and if we can prevent just one of those happening, then everything will have been worthwhile.
Shaun Fitzgerald, email address: email@example.com