Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent’s story
On the 7th of September 2014 Daniel Jones took his own life. This sad loss of life is part of a wider, national picture which now sees 78% of deaths annually in men between the ages of 20-49 through suicide (13 suicides daily). This situation is echoed in current research by the Samaritans which show that nationally men are 4 times more likely to take their lives than women. In Torfaen and Blaenau Gwent Mind this situation is no different with similar figures as the national average. Often, as the Samaritans show, suicide can be a social issue due to social and economic disadvantage.
Monies raised from this ongoing fundraising project goes towards those affected by suicide, specifically men, and those affected by the ripple effect surrounding suicide such as family and children. Total Money raised by 31st July 2019 is £14,669.38