Beckie was a fun, caring and loving girl with her whole life ahead of her. She had an amazing sense of humor, was a very bubbly character and in a way a very free spirit, not to mention her stunning beauty. Despite all of her strenghts, after suffering from countless attacks of bullying at two different schools, Beckie was left feeling extremely isolated and alone. Following a series of traumatic and stressful ordeals Beckie sadly took her own life on 19th November 2006.
Beckie left behind friends and family that miss her more than words can say. Beckie never had a 16th birthday, never took her GCSE's, never had a first job or learnt to drive, and she never will.
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people under the age of 35 in the UK. In 2014 a total of 1,556 young people took their own lives and on average, four young people end their own lives each day.
We will be running a 10k around Hyde Park to support The OLLIE Foundation (http://theolliefoundation.org/about-us/) on 20th August 2017. It's not a marathon, it's not even half a marathon but for the likes of us who consider dancing on a night out a form of exercise it's definitely a challenge.
The OLLIE Foundation (One Life Lost is Enough) is a registered charity funding suicide intervention skills training for adults working with young people. This training enables professionals to identify warning signs and provide a pathway to help combat suicidal thoughts.
We hope you'll support us in helping put a stop to suicide, after all..one life lost is enough.
Hannah & Kirstie xx