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Fundraiser to be held tonight in memory of Skipton man who took his own life

Fundraiser to be held tonight in memory of Skipton man who took his own life

Published at 7:01am 24th May 2019.

A fundraiser is being held tonight to celebrate the life of a Skipton man who took his own life. 

Samuel Carroll took his own life in May 2016. 

Samuel's Rainbow was set up by his family after a giant rainbow appeared a few days after Samuel's death. 

The campaign's Facebook page, which has hundreds of followers, encourages people to share pictures of rainbows.

Through the campaign, Samuel's family want to raise awareness and try to open up a conversation about depression

Hayley Carroll
Samuel Carroll's sister Hayley holds a picture of her brother

 

Tonight the campaign is hosting 'An Evening with Frank Bruno' at The Rendevous Hotel

As well as raising awareness, the event will also fundraise for The Upper Wharefdale Fell Rescue Association. 

Samuel's sister, Hayley Carroll said: 

"It'll be a celebration of life really.

"It's not going to be doom and gloom, it's going to be celebrating Samuel and celebrating Frank and how inspirational he is."

To find out more about Samuel's Rainbow visit their Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/groups/654732508008664/

Below are a list of support services if you're worried about yourself or a loved one: 

The Samaritans - 116 123 

www.samaritans.org 

Mind - 0300 123 3393 

www.mind.org.uk

CALM - 0800 58 58 58  

www.thecalmzone.net 

Papyrus (Prevention of Young Suicide) - 0800 068 41 41  

www.papyrus-uk.org