TREKKERS are being sought to take on the Yorkshire Three Peaks in memory of a “lovable rogue” of a Grimsby man who took his own life. Jamie Walsh was 42 years old when he died in September last year, suffering with depression from a life-long addiction to alcohol and drugs.His sister, Liza Walsh, 41, is taking on the challenge in aid of the Grimsby Food Kitchen, Creative Start and The Selby Mission, a Hull charity which supported Jamie. The charities help and support people suffering from addictions and aid recovery and the homeless.
Sam Delaney is the founder and director of Grimsby-based Creative Start, a community interest company that provides aftercare for those in recovery and their affected others.It uses peer support and art as tools to aid recovery. Sam said: “Everybody knows someone who has been affected by addictive behaviour and it is the only condition that you have to admit to in order to have any hope of recovery. “It is essential that people know they are not alone in their struggle and that recovery is always possible. I also feel that it is important to provide support and include the families and loved ones of those affected.”
If you wish to take part, donate or help in any way, contact Liza on 07889 466105.
She thanked Recognition Express for printing the T-shirts, Dave Hardy for the photography, and Grimsby Cars Ltd, GMB Grimsby, Cleethorpes Mobility, McLaren and Project 12 for their kind donations as well as all of the friends and family. For more information go to www.creativestartarts.com and www.facebook.com/GrimsbyFoodKitchen
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