On the 25th of July, 2015 Mark cycled 75 miles to raise money for JWSMF. This is his story, telling why he wanted to raise money for us and awareness about suicide:
In 2014 I lost my brother Ian to suicide.
Ian was a strong and brilliant man, articulate, clever and dedicated to his wife, friends and family.
Ian struggled in silence with depression that ended with him taking his own life.
Many of us may have our own experiences or know of friends, colleagues and family who have been affected by suicide and the circumstances surrounding it – all tragically heart wrenching and equally unique. Sadly, the statistics relating to young people attempting suicide, or succeeding in taking their own lives, are astounding.
If you would like to donate to Mark’s cycle ride please click here for his just giving page.