The "REACH OUT" Festival is going to be a small community based family fun day with lots to see, do, play and taste, with the main focus of preventing suicide in our community. All money raised (after outgoing costs) will be used to prevent suicide in our community in the public domains with funds being spent in selected areas (see below) and to also rid the stigma and taboo of the word suicide and to show it's OK to reach and ask for help
During the day there will be live music playing, along with craft stalls, games of skill with an opportunity to learn about more about SPIIOW and look at joining the team. This event will coincide with the nationwide event of World Suicide Prevention Day, that most of any UK charities who ae active in suicide prevention sign up to you can see our 2021 WSPD campaign HERE
We are looking for the following traders:
Food & Drink
Candy Floss (Style of stalls)
A number of Emergency vehicles (subject to operational duties),
An event day photographer
How we use your donations
We spend 100% of our income on our charitable aims. This means that for every pound donated, it is used to ensure that the charity runs effectively, efficiently and responsibly. It also helps us to fundraise the next pound, and the next, so that we can keep supporting the growing number of people who need our help.
Have your say
If your raising funds for SPIIOW or donating, we want you to have your say on how we spend the funds that you have so kindly raised, this is separated in the following ways
Day to Day Running Cost – this is costs incurred to operate the charity such as phone lines, insurance, internet
Team Member Training – it costs close to £3,800 to train each team member over a 12 month period. This will give the team member the professional training to become fully operational to save a life.
Operational Equipment – this is equipment that is used by our team members, this could be radios, PPE or water proof equipment
Training in the Community – this is to upskill our community to help and better prepare them to spot the signs of a person who is at risk of suicide
Once you inform us of the areas where you would like the funds ring fenced to we send you an update of how your funds have / are being spent until that total amount donated has been spent.