The Martin Gallier Project’s ‘Forget Me Not Christmas’ event 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, MGP will be holding a Christmas tree light-up to honour those we have lost, and all are invited to come together to celebrate the lives of loved ones during this festive period.

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, inspired by MGP’s bereaved by suicide support group, Forget Me Not, offers a festive and joyful opportunity to reminisce those who are no longer with us.

The event is completely free to attend. However, if you would like to sponsor a light this Christmas at a minimum donation of £5 then we would be forever grateful. It costs an average of £80 to save a life and all funds raised will be used to fund life-saving suicide interventions at MGP. You can sponsor a light via MGP’s website

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