Maytree is a small charity based in North London, centered around a small respite centre. They bill themselves as ‘A Sanctuary for the Suicidal’, offering short-term one-off stays to people struggling with suicidal ideation.
I was a guest of theirs for four nights in late 2013. I’m not sure I can credit any one thing with my continued existence, but I think it’s fair to say that without Maytree, there’s a significant reduction in the likelihood that I’d be around to write this today.
As such, I thought it would be a good thing for me to put this opportunity to use and see if I can’t do something to help an organisation that offers support to some of those who are most in need of it. You can donate here. I’d like to point out that I have already paid for my entry and will pay for all costs of the actual event – 100% of your donated money will be going to Maytree.
They are largely a volunteer-run charity, with hundreds offering their time and only a handful of paid administrative staff. General costs include upkeep of the centre, training of volunteers, and providing food/clean bedding/etc to guests. If you have any questions about this wonderful little group of people, feel free to sling them my way.
I’ve heard of Maytree and the amazing work they do. Glad they helped and that you’re now able to return that favour for them.
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