Can you help families of suicide victims?

Amanda Williamson, founder of the R.E.S.T. Foundation

Amanda Williamson, founder of the R.E.S.T. Foundation

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VOLUNTEERS are wanted to help at a drop-in centre which supports the families of suicide victims.

The R.E.S.T (Remembering Every Suicide Trauma) Foundations opened its centre on Lytham Road, South Shore, earlier this month, and is now looking for people who can spare time to help out.

Founder Amanda Williamson is currently funding the centre from her own pocket, and is looking for people to help raise funds for R.E.S.T.

She said: “I absolutely believe this is needed in Blackpool, particularly as we have such a high rate of suicide.

“Suicide is still a taboo subject but I want to show people they can cope with each day as it comes.

“No matter what you do, there will always be that loss, that barrier.

“You can either fight the grief or you can shut down altogether.

“People can learn to cope.

“One or two volunteers would make all the difference, if anyone can spare some time please pop in for a chat.”

If you think you can either volunteer or wish to donate funds to R.E.S.T. call in at the centre at 248 Lytham Road.