Out Of The Blue

Thursday 27th June 2024

Out Of The Blue

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

In the immediate aftermath of Will’s death, our family was supported, guided and inspired by three charities – Winston’s Wish, Dragonflies and The Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. CALM was added a couple of years later to highlight suicide prevention and mental health awareness. Out Of The Blue raises money to support these charities so they can help others like us.

Winston’s Wish provided invaluable advice in the first few days after Will’s death on how to explain the death to our young sons – Tom and Joe. All of Will’s family have benefitted from the information and booklets provided by Winston’s Wish. We feel incredibly grateful to them for their practical advice and compassionate support. Their specific knowledge of dealing with suicide and other violent deaths has been incredibly important for us. They continue to provide counselling to the boys and me - with great compassion and expertise.

Dragonflies, our local child bereavement charity, have shown great support to the family. Tom and Joe have attended support group sessions and an activity weekend alongside other bereaved children. In a group setting the boys have talked about their dad. They have been able to realise that they are not alone in their grief and that they are able to recognise and accept their different emotions.

The third charity we support is the Beachy Head Chaplaincy Team. Not only did they support a group of us when our search for Will ended at Beachy Head on that January day, but the work they do is truly humbling when it comes to human duty. We have witnessed first hand the work they do to encourage desperate and broken individuals not to end their lives. The service is staffed by volunteers and relies on donations to help them provide the service they do. Helping to prevent further suicides at Beachy Head would be a hugely positive legacy of Will’s death.

CALM were added due to their incredible work around suicide prevention. Their life-saving helpline and hard hitting campaigns, of which two we have been involved with, have had a huge impact and undoubtedly saved lives and opened the dialogue around suicide.

We would like to thank you all for your continued support and know all the money raised goes to our four amazing charities. We hope all our fundraising also raises awareness and prevents another family suffering the trauma our family and friends suffered.

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    4 days, 13 hours

    Anonymous

    £ 100.00

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    4 months

    Adrian Davis

    Well done everyone, amazing effort

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    4 months

    Lucy Atabey

    Well done all!

    £ 30.00

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    4 months

    Charlotte Beeton

    What an amazing charity. Having very sadly lost a friend to suicide at beachy head a few years ago this is such an important issue to highlight. Well done all.

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    4 months

    Gemma Baker

    Well done Liz and James for an amazing walk. So proud of you both love the Bakeroo’s xxxx

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Gerry

    Amazing work again.

    £ 30.00

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    4 months

    Jen

    Well done everyone for todays walk 🙌🏼

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Katie Beckett

    Thank you Dad and Lully for your kind donations.

    £ 30.00

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    Lou Wright

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Anonymous

    £ 10.00

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    4 months

    Lucy

    Well done team, very proud of Flora, Freddie and Ethan

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    4 months

    Jen E

    Well done to everyone!

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Geoff Barnes

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    4 months

    Melissa Moore

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    4 months

    Kaia & Aaron

    Fantastic walk today 💙

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Beth Reeves

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Ciera Murphy

    £ 10.00

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    James & Liz

    For our part in the Beachy head walk, good luck all !

    £ 200.00 (+£50.00)

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    Jane Andrew

    Good luck to all taking part in the Lost Hours Walk xx

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Cathy Bridges

    Go team Timms-Andrews xx

    £ 10.00

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    Alex eldridge

    £ 10.00

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    Anonymous

    £ 20.00

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    7 months, 4 weeks

    Meg Beckett

    Thank you, Judy Russell, for your donation

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    8 months

    Louise Cave

    I am a fitness instructor & I have a charity of the month who I give part of my takings to. This month's is Out of the Blue as I took part in the 10k.

    £ 200.00

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    Margaret Beckett

    Thank you Charlotte Moore for your generous donation

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Anonymous

    Looked like a great event. All our love Ian and Nobi

    £ 50.00

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    Nanny Bee

    At last I can send you the donation. Pauline Bless you all.

    £ 100.00

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    Anonymous

    Well done everyone!

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Catherine van Dok

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    Anonymous

    Well done everyone!

    £ 15.00

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    Davina Hookham

    Well done everyone, great evening. Brilliant to run with Isla, Jessica & Sue you were fantastic!

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Anonymous

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Caroline McKiddie

    Well done Jessica and everyone else! It must have been hard going in the heat but all for such an important cause. Caroline

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Sophie Thomas

    Well done for organising another brilliant event today Katie and Lex. Xx

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Anonymous

    for Team Emmaus

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Anonymous

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    8 months, 2 weeks

    Clare White

    Always in awe of you all and the incredible work you do xxxx

    £ 5.00

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    Amanda Brady

    Always so proud of you for what you are doing, much love, Mands x

    £ 10.00

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    8 months, 2 weeks

    Jessica Stubbings

    In memory of all those we have lost.

    £ 100.00 (+£25.00)

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    Anonymous

    £ 10.00

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    Treina kettley Hawkins

    Good luck Ross 👍

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    Jean Stock

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Peter and Lesley

    Go well, runners!

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    Elizabeth Wood

    £ 10.00

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    8 months, 3 weeks

    Polly

    For dear Meg and family in memory of Will, with love

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    8 months, 3 weeks

    Shelagh Wilson

    Thinking of you Meg love Shelagh

    £ 10.00 (+£2.50)

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    Colin Ekins

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    Anonymous

    £ 30.00 (+£7.50)

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    Anonymous

    Thank you Lisa Hagues 💗

    £ 35.00

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    Jane Andrew

    Good luck to all my children and Grandchildren running in the Ashburnham Place race

    £ 50.00 (+£12.50)

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    Valerie Richardson

    A very important charity. Good luck with the run.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    Emma

    Good luck to the runners and to the work of this wonderful charity.

    £ 20.00

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    Margaret Inwood

    £ 30.00

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    Helen McG

    To Will's amazing family - have a great run.

    £ 20.00 (+£5.00)

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    8 months, 4 weeks

    Linda Ireson

    Go well, Tom! and good luck everyone x

    £ 50.00

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