The Martin Gallier Project’s ‘A Forget Me Not Christmas’ returns

The Martin Gallier Project (MGP) has announced the second year of its much-loved Christmas remembrance event, A Forget Me Not Christmas.

MGP has teamed up with Carr Farm Garden Centre to host the event on Friday, 8 December, when there will be a Christmas tree light up to honour those we have lost. MGP is inviting all its supporters to come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones during this festive period.

This year the switch on will be performed by Tranmere Rovers manager, Nigel Adkins.

Jessica Gallier, CEO of The Martin Gallier Project said, “I am so glad that we are able to host this beautiful event for a second year as it means so much to so many. Christmas time is a particularly difficult time for those of us bereaved by suicide. A time during which we feel our loss profoundly.

“Whilst we can’t take that pain away we can stand alongside one another and feel supported in our grief. Last year people came from far and wide to remember those they had lost to suicide, support one another through the festive period and find hope for the year ahead. We really hope you can join us again this Christmas.”

Carr Farm spokesperson Catherine said, “We’re so excited to be hosting The Martin Gallier Project with their Forget Me Not Christmas campaign. After last year’s success we are really hoping the public will come and show their support once again as we join families and friends affected by suicide.

“This event is about remembrance, healing and support, but most importantly is a celebration of their commitment to provide life-saving interventions. We hope to see you all there.”

A Forget Me Not Christmas offers a festive and joyful opportunity to reminisce those who are no longer with us. The event is completely free to attend. However, you can sponsor a light this Christmas at a minimum donation of £5.

It costs us an average of £80 to save a life, all funds raised will be used to fund life-saving suicide interventions at MGP.

The event will start from 5.30pm at Carr Farm Garden Centre, Meols with a visit from Santa, festive stalls, Tranmere Rovers manager Nigel Adkins, local singer Libby Crombie, and dance troop Intensity Dance Company.

You can sponsor a light via the MGP website www.themartingallierproject.org/a-forget-me-not-christmas

Image: Last year’s event featuring OMD’s Andy McCluskey who switched on the Christmas lights

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