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2020 with Grassroots 3 December, 2020 - This year, you have proved again how important you are. When lockdown began, we knew things would be different. To keep people safe from suicide, we would have to adapt our work. So we turned to you, our supporters. You helped us get to grips with our first ever webinars. You influenced a major upgrade of the StayAlive app. You ran virtual fundraising events and joined our online campaigns. And together, we made a difference.

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Three people from Slam City Skates present at a Webinar. Helping skaters become lifesavers 30 November, 2020 - Ben Raemers' passion for life and skating was contagious, matched only by his skill. At 13, he petitioned his local council to build a skatepark. At 18, he was competing professionally and grabbing attention from the biggest skate brands in the world. At 25, he won ‘King of the Road’, one of the toughest skatebording comps in America.

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Pheobe stands in front of a field with a small, white, handsome dog upright in her arms A Nurse’s Perspective: From Training to Fundraising 30 November, 2020 - Phoebe is a final year student studying to be a Mental Health Nurse. She is also a keen runner and has signed up to support Grassroots in the London Half Marathon and the Brighton Half Marathon as a member of the Grassroots Runners.

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BBC Radio Sussex: Make A Difference Heroes Awards 26 November, 2020 - Raquel is a Grassroots Suicide Prevention supporter and fundraiser who has appeared in our blog before. She is always keen to support us and to spread the message of suicide prevention far and wide. She set herself the challenge of fundraising for us through an amazing 40 events in a year!

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The Acorn Project launches 2000-mile bike ride in aid of suicide prevention 28 September, 2020 - In September, our friend and supporter Natty will be cycling solo from Brighton 2000 miles around the UK. Find out about his challenge and what it means to him.

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Graphic Artist Anthony Burrill talks about his work for Grassroots 11 September, 2020 - To give some more context to the Ask Now Save Lives campaign we took some time to speak to the artist behind the design. Ladies and gentlemen we give you Anthony Burrill

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A conversation with Wendy at Rethink SOS 9 September, 2020 - We spoke to Wendy Robinson, Service Manager at Rethink's local Survivors of Suicide service, to ask her about SOS and our ‘Ask Now Save Lives’ campaign.

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Grassroots people #10 – Lesley 25 August, 2020 - Next up in our series of team blogs we have the ever charismatic Lesley Woolf – knowledgeable, engaging and all-round trainer extraordinaire.

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Grassroots people #9 – Nick 17 August, 2020 - Next up in our series of team blogs is our wonderfully talented trainer and avid supporter, Nick.

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Grassroots people #8 – Mahess 14 August, 2020 - Next up in our series of team blogs is the first of our featured trainers – the amazingly accomplished Mahess.

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Grassroots people #7 – Drew 12 August, 2020 - Next up in our series of team blogs is our wonderful and ever brilliant colleague Drew, who has a surprising take on sandwiches…

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Grassroots people #6 – Jack 27 July, 2020 - Here in our series of team blogs we have the always friendly community superstar that is Jack…

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