Bates Solicitors Sponsor The Matthew Elvidge Trust
13.1 Miles for Matthew
199 Athletes signed up to run the Fleet Half Marathon 16 March 2014 in memory of Matthew Elvidge and in support of the Matthew Elvidge Trust.
23 years old, Matthew, having successfully completed a degree course and 1 day before he was due to start work in London old took his life after a short period of depression.
16 – 34 year old men were more likely to die from suicide than a road traffic accident according to the Office of National Statistics and in 2011 suicide was the highest single cause of deaths in young men. Predictions indicate that this silent epidemic will worsen.
2014 Bates Solicitors support and sponsor The Matthew Elvidge Trust providing running shirts and event funding for the Fleet Half Marathon. As a well established race, many top athletes regard this race as a warm up for the London Marathon.
6045 suicides in 2011 alone, inevitably means that in one way or another many people are touched by this tragedy.
2010The Matthew Elvidge Trust was set up with key objectives of raising awareness of depression in young people, equipping and training others to identify young people who may need support, to actively help young people suffering from depression and reduce the stigma of depression.
The Matthew Elvidge Trust website has full details of their work including at Government level and in universities. Join Bates Solicitors in supporting their work. Visit http://thematthewelvidgetrust.com/
Alex Hamilton, Lord Wandsworth College, first Matthew Elvidge Trust runner to cross the Finish Line.
Bo Nightingale March 2014