FAMILY and friends of a young woman who took her own life are planning a charity night in her memory.
Amy James, from Washington, was 23 when she committed suicide two years ago, leaving her loved ones devastated.
No one had any idea of what Amy was planning to do, and still don’t know why she killed herself by taking an overdose of alcohol and drugs.
Her niece Abby Proctor is now a volunteer for Chester-le-Street-based suicide charity, If U Care Share Foundation, and, along with her mum Angela Proctor, and two of her aunt’s friends, Karen Dawson and Andrea Alexander, is organising the night.
The event. on Thursday November 13, will be held at The Speculation Inn in Concord, where Andrea is the licensee, and all cash raised will go to the foundation.
Andrea, 40, said: “We want to raise awareness of the charity, because it is not that well known, and we want to try to prevent other people from taking their own lives and to get help.”
Abby, 18, said: “When Amy died, it was so devastating and difficult for the family because there were no warning signs. It was just a complete shock. We still don’t know why she did it, we don’t have a reason for it.”
If U Care Share was set up by the family of 19-year-old Daniel O’Hare who took his life without any warning. It aims to raise awareness of suicide and provide help and support to bereaved through suicide.
For more information, visit www.ifucareshare.co.uk or phone 387 5661.
For tickets to the charity night, or to donate prizes, call into The Specualtion Inn and speak to Andrea.