Walking for William and making a difference

Andrea is one of the Tomorrow Project’s newest clients in the Derbyshire area and is determined to raise awareness around mental health and suicide prevention.  Off the back of losing her own son William to suicide less than 2 months ago, Andrea is now taking a proactive stance in the battle many people have with their mental health and vulnerability to suicide.  Andrea has first-hand experience of the pain and suffering felt by families when loved ones take their own lives and now wants to ensure other families do not have to experience what she and her family have experienced.

That is why Andrea, and her party of five other friends and family of William, have decided to set themselves the gruelling challenge (at least it sounds it to me) of walking 90 miles from Derby to Skegness in just 3 days! They are raising money which will be split between The Tomorrow Project and mental health charity Mind.  The group will be setting off from Alvaston in Derby on Friday 28th August and will be stopping along the way at Grantham and Boston, before arriving in Skegness where they will be releasing balloons in memory of William. They will also be walking with a new attire with T-shirts with William on the front and wearing tutus of different colours, even the lads!

Not only are the 6 walkers pushing themselves physically, but they will also be doing it without the comfort of a cosy bed at night because they will be camping in the Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire countryside. Now that is dedication to the cause…

On behalf of the Tomorrow Project (and the wider Harmless team) we wish all the people taking part the best of luck, you’re going to smash it!

It would be great if everyone could get behind Andrea and her courageous group to ensure they raise a huge amount of money that will contribute to supporting people with their mental health and suicide prevention.  If anybody would like to donate to this cause, you can do by clicking on the link below.


Suicide Bereavement Support Officer