Over the August bank holiday weekend, Mike and Alison Standing will be joining Deborah Hockney (Alison’s sister) and her family (Gabriella and Joel) on ‘A Walk for Adam’, to raise awareness of the high level of suicide that occurs in our society, especially amongst younger men, which seems to get hidden from view from the general public.
The 40 mile walk will start from Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church on Friday 24th August and head towards Winchester, taking in parts of St. Swithin’s way, and the Wayfarer’s walk. Other members of the Hockney / Standing families will join in the walk along the way.
Celebrating Adam’s life
The aim is to celebrate Adam’s life on the eve of what would have been his 40th birthday, and raise money for the following charities:
1) Mind, which supports people with mental health issues.
2) Perennial, a gardening charity for horticultural workers, who have supported Adam’s three young sons.
3) Earthtime for All, a charity in North Scotland that Deborah co-founded and works to promote outdoor, environmental activities for young families, to encourage stronger family bonds and physical and mental well-being.
How to donate
Donations can be made on the Just Giving website for A Walk for Adam. You may also wish to give any donations to Alison and Mike at the Methodist Church.
You can click the JustGiving sign below to donate online directly:
The walk will be spread over four days, with the Friday being Chandler’s Ford to Winchester Cathedral. Anyone wishing to join in would be most welcome. Please let the family knows if you plan to do this. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Adam – the very talented Redbeard
Adam was an incredibly talented Youtuber and was known by fans as Redbeard, in the “reactor” community. Reactors are people who film themselves reacting to a program or computer game they are watching or playing. One of Adam’s fans created this beautiful tribute to him in 2016.
Source: From The Link magazine via Chandler’s Ford Methodist Church.