“The Jarrad Foundation was set up in 2017 after losing my son to suicide. Jarrad was my first born son, taking his own life on 6 September 2015 at the tender age of 21.
As a family we were not covered financially. A just giving page was set up and word got out raising a staggering £4500. I was overwhelmed with the community. I felt I needed to do something to say thank you, and this is where the foundation was born.
I have done various things from walks, raffles, parties to raise cash. So far the Foundation has donated around £1000 to families going through what I went through. I set up a page on facebook and have also helped a few people who have had suicidal thoughts, (mostly grown men).
I do not make any profit from this all money raised gets banked or spent on merchandise and promotions .
I am not a trained counsellor, just a grieving mother who tries to help others .
The Foundation aims to pay for all events on the understanding each person doing the skydive raises £300 plus to cover costs and gain funding for an unfortunate growing way for our children to end their pain.”
Friday 6 September 2019: The Jarrad Foundation Skydive
Unfortunately, we can’t share skydiving with everyone. There are some age, weight and medical restrictions which you can find here.
*The Jarrad Foundation is not a listed charity, but still maintains all charitable qualities whilst raising important awareness of mental health and suicide prevention.