This year 2014 Bates Solicitors is supporting a new charity located within a few miles of our four Hampshire offices.
The Trust was set up in 2010 by Matthew’s parents and members of the Elvidge family after Matthew took his own life following a short period of depression.
The aim of the Trust is to increase awareness of the issue.
The following facts taken from the Trusts website are stark:
• Suicide is the greatest cause of death amongst young men aged between 16 and 34 in the UK
• In 2011 there were 6,045 recorded suicides in the UK (an increase of 437 or 7.8% on 2010 – 5,608). This is more than 16 per day. 4,552 were male and suicide amongst young people is a significant and increasing problem.
Bates Solicitors are supporting the charity by sponsoring their runners in this years Fleet Half Marathon on Sunday morning 16 March 2014.
To find out more about the race and the work of the charity visit: http://thematthewelvidgetrust.com/