Members of the local community are invited to a memorial wreath laying service at Saltash waterfront on the 30th June 2019.
The afternoons event will be in memory of all those who have very sadly lost their lives at the Tamar Bridge. This event hopes to show support to family and friends of suicide victims and to local people who have to continually deal with the immediate aftermath and trauma of such events.
The local community will start to gather at 1.30 pm outside the Livewire Youth Music Club where Reverend Michelle Parkman has kindly offered to do a small service of memorial. At 3.30pm a wreath will be laid onto the River Tamar and a moment of peace will be held.
Please feel free to bring along a single flower out of respect or in memory of a loved one to place onto the River Tamar.
The Livewire Youth Group run by Andy Rance are gladly supporting the day and there will be hot and cold drinks available at the Livewire club.
Livewire do a fantastic job in helping young local people who have Mental Health Conditions and their work covers the whole of the Saltash community.
A representative of In Saltash recently attended a meeting at Livewire to discuss the problems. A feeling of despair ran throughout the meeting with too many stories of friends, neighbours and children witnessing terrible scenes.
Local lady Helen Harrington started a petition to have suicide prevention barriers installed on the Tamar bridge to prevent further tragedies occurring which now has over 16000 signatures, with many concerned people signing daily.
We do hope you will all come and show your support on the day even if you cant stay long. There is also a pub and a cafe at the waterside if you want to grab something to eat.
We do ask that all those attending please be aware that families who have lost a loved one will be attending the event and to be respectful.