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28 January 2023

Shock. Devastation. Hope.

Today marks two years since we tragically lost our precious Max to suicide. Words cannot express our sadness, Max lit up our lives and there remains a ‘Max sized’ hole in our hearts forever.

During the last two years we have gained strength from the support, friendship, love and kindness given to us from family, friends, the wider community and even strangers. This support has given us the courage to continue with our MWMT work. We know it provides a focus for both those who knew Max and those who are passionate about supporting the mental health of children and young people.

According to Young Minds UK ‘One in six children aged five to 16 were identified as having a mental health problem in July 2021. That’s five children in every classroom.’ As we all know, the waiting list to see a mental health specialist is several months and this costs lives and leaves families desperate. The issue is clear and getting worse but we can do something if we work together and create positive change.

MWMT has raised a significant amount of money and, more importantly, awareness of the real and growing issue of poor mental health in children and young people. MWMT is an important and fitting legacy for our amazing Max. We want Max’s story to inspire others to work with us to create change.

Thank you again for your kindness and love. There will always be three.

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