James Burke Foundation

by Sharon Burke in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

James Burke Foundation
We did it
On 27th September 2017 we successfully raised £2,410 with 85 supporters in 56 days

Set up a Memorial Foundation to raise suicide awareness, educational programme & reduce the number of young people who take their own lives.

by Sharon Burke in Leeds, England, United Kingdom

The Foundation being set up to create a legacy for James will work with schools, sports groups (both in the community and professional level) to 

  • Deliver an educational programme - raising awareness of suicide 
  • Fund small projects with defined objectives
  • lobby for improved medical services and intervention
  • create a network of 'buddies' who can act as a listening ear.
  • Create a loved ones against suicide network to disseminate information and other support services
  • Referrals to mainstream services where required
  • Raise awareness of depression and its effects which are often hidden
  • Annual programme of events

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