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As announced at the NWW Christmas Social, our CHARITY FOR 2022, as chosen by our walkers, will be PAPYRUS : PREVENTION OF YOUNG SUICIDE


I first became aware of PAPYRUS in October when I followed the journey of 3 Dads Walking . Mike, Andy and Tim were 3 ordinary Dad’s who were united in grief, having lost their teenage daughters to suicide within the last 3 years. Over 300 miles in 15 days, they raised awareness, £597,634 and hopefully a smile wherever they passed. It feels very fitting that the very heart of what we do at Nordic Walking Watford is WALKING + TALKING.



Suicide is the biggest killer of young people aged 35 and under in the UK. PAPYRUS believe that suicide is preventable. PAPYRUS Prevention of Young Suicide was founded in 1997 by a group of bereaved parents, who had each lost a child to suicide.

The founding parents shared core beliefs that suicide is preventable and that those of us with lived experiences of suicide have a valuable and unique contribution to make to the wider conversation around suicide.

Their stories, and those of their children and young people, create an important narrative that can help change society, protect life and prevent future suicides. In the last few years, the rate of young suicide in the UK has been increasing. They want to support, equip, influence and engage with communities across the UK, through training, awareness-raising and policy change, to reduce the number of young suicides and to ENABLE LIFE.


So with our CAR BOOT CAFES and CHALLENGE EVENTS, we will be supporting PAPYRUS throughout the year. If you would like to make a donation please use the following JustGiving link :



Thank you so much x


Tracy Reeve

Lead Instructor and Business Owner




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