Search & Rescue incidents during week of 26th Jan to 1st Feb

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Fundraising at Christmas

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Thank you

Please read below a very encouraging email More »

 

Search & Rescue Incidents during week of 9th to 15th February 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 14 searches during the week ending 15th February, resulting in the rescue of 11 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were called to 5 searches by Sussex Police, for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline pro-active team came across another 9 persons during our routine patrols.

I am pleased to be able to confirm that there were no deaths at Beachy Head this week.

 

Search and Rescue incidents during week of 2nd to 8th February 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 13 incidents during the week ending 8th February  resulting in the rescue of 6 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were called to 7 searches by Sussex Police  for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline pro-active team came across another 6 persons during our routine patrols.

I am happy to be able to state that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.

Search & Rescue incidents during week of 26th Jan to 1st Feb

Beachy Head Chaplaincy team were involved in 12 searches during the week ending 1st February resulting in the rescue of 5 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were called to 9 searches by sussex Police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline proactive team came across another 3 persons during our routine patrols.

I am please to state that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.

Fundraising at Christmas

Gordon Elliott had been raising money for the BHCT over the Christmas period in the memory of his grandson Jake, using some of his exotic animals.

Gordon Elliott

 

On the 22nd November, he took Gissey the camel to the Highgate Village Christmas event and dressed as one of the wise men.

 

Then, on the 6th December, he took Prancer the reindeer to an Enfield town show and on the following week, he took Prancer to the St Nicholas Fair in Winchmore Hill.  Everyone loved to see the animals and many people were interested in the work of the charity and gave him money towards it.

Gordon Elliott 2

Gordon also took out Prancer on Christmas Day around Forty Hill in Enfield and again made people smile dressed as Santa Claus.

£1,900 was raised in donations from these events, which Gordon generously rounded up to £2,000.

So if you see a man with a camel or reindeer, then it could be Gordon raising money for charity.

Thank you

Please read below a very encouraging email received by BHCT and with the owners consent I would like to share:

Several weeks ago I drove to Birling Gap with the intention of ending my life.

I pulled over several times and each time I did a man in one of your vehicles marked up as the Chaplaincy service pulled up next to me or directly in front of me.

I confess that at the time it caused me to get angry and annoyed, but on reflection and with the benefit of hindsight, that man saved my life.

I will never know who he was but, with the greatest of gratitude, I thank him from the bottom of my heart.

Without his intervention, I wouldn’t he at home now looking at my children’s beautiful faces.  I wouldn’t have watched them open their Christmas presents, I wouldn’t have had the joy of holding my beautiful wife, I wouldn’t be looking forward to my future, I wouldn’t be here to tell my family I love them.  I simply wouldn’t be here.

No words can express the joy of reading this.

 

 

 

 

 

Search & Rescue incidents during week of 19th to 25th January 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 15 incidents during the week ending 25th January 2015 resulting in the rescue of 9 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were called to 6 searches by sussex police, for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline pro-active team came across another 9 persons on during our routine patrols.

Sadly there was 1 death at the cliffs this week.

Search And Rescue Incidents during week of 12th to 18th January 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy team were involved in 5 searches during the week ending 18th January resulting in the rescue of 2 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were called to 3 searches by sussex police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline pro-active team came across another 2 persons during our routine patrols

I am happy to be able to confirm that there were no deaths at the cliffs this week, and also that this is the quietest week that I can Remember for a very long time.

Out Of The Blue Run/Walk

Out Of The Blue will be holding a run during Mental Health Awareness Week, Thursday 14th May at Ashburnham Place, Battle, in aid of The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team, Dragonflies at FSN and Winston’s Wish.  There will be a 10K, 5K and a children’s race.  The event starts at 6.45pm.

To register for the run, please click on the link below:

http://www.nice-work.org.uk/events.php?id=199

Out Of The Blue is a fundraising group that was established in memory of Will Beckett who took his own life at Beachy Head in January 2013 aged 42.  This tragedy came as an incredible shock for his family and friends – it came simply ‘Out Of The Blue’.

Will’s family was supported, guided and inspired by three charities – Winston’s Wish, Dragonflies and The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team and since then has raised an incredible amount of money for the three charities.

Out Of The Blue team competing in a 10K run at Battle.

Out of the Blue

Please sign up to this event to help raise awareness of mental health and to raise money for the three charities.

 

 

Search & Rescue Incidents during week of 5th Jan to 11th Jan 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 14 searches during week ending 11th January 2015, resulting in the rescue of 9 persons who were despondent/suicidal.

We were called to eight searches by Sussex Police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The Frontline Proactive team came across another 6 persons during our routine patrols.

Thankfully there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.

Search & Rescue Incidents During Week of 29th December 2014 to 4th January 2015

Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team were involved in 8 searches during the week ending 4th January 2015, resulting in the rescue of 5 persons who were despondent/ suicidal.

We were  called to 4 searches by sussex police for despondent/ missing/ suicidal persons.

The frontline pro-active team came accross anpother 4 persons during our routine patrols

Happily there were no deaths at the cliffs this week.