Search

Suicide respite centre in Finsbury Park given £4,500 by Freemasons charity

PUBLISHED: 11:04 18 December 2017

Maytree offers help to people feeling suicidal.

Maytree offers help to people feeling suicidal.

Archant

A 24/7 respite centre offering rest and reflection to suicidal people has been given £4,500 to help continue its good work.

The Maytree in Moray Road, Finsbury Park, was awarded the money by the Masonic Charitable Foundation.

The centre supports up to four “guests” at a time. Volunteers and staff spend days with each guest, giving them the opportunity to talk through their fears, thoughts and troubles. When they leave, the guests are handed a goodbye letter. In it is a personal record written by staff which reflects their stay, validates their struggles and honours their achievements.

Maytree’s fundraising boss George Nelson said: “Philanthropy is almost taken for granted these days and some are even cynical about the principle. I speak for all at Maytree when I say we will always be grateful for these gestures of support, for without them we simply wouldn’t be able to achieve our primary objective: preventing suicide.”

Latest Hackney Stories

32 minutes ago

Tim Murtagh finished with 4-55 as Middlesex ran through the Derbyshire batting to secure a 117-run victory in their final home County Championship match of the season at Lord’s.

15:49

Arsenal boss Unai Emery wants to draw fans back to the Emirates for Europa League matches after a low turnout for the Gunners’ 4-2 victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

15:03

Arsenal boss Unai Emery has hailed midfielder Lucas Torreira after the Gunners’ 4-2 Europa League victory over FC Vorskla Poltava.

15:00

Members of the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust have helped raise £75,000 for Prostate Cancer UK over the last three years

14:00

The latest boxing news from Hackney

13:00

West Ham United will want to build on their first win in the Premier League when they host Chelsea at the London Stadium on Sunday.

12:23

Bernd Leno has been speaking to the Islington Gazette after making his debut in the Europa League against Vorskla Poltava at the Emirates on Thursday evening.

12:00

Barkingside boss Michael Walther comes up against former club Clapton when they visit in the Essex Senior League on Friday night, writes Ned Keating.

PROMOTED CONTENT

‘Fostering has been really positive for me, I have no regrets whatsoever.’

Education and Training

cover

Read the
Education and Training
e-edition today

Read Now


Newsletter Sign Up

Hackney Gazette twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Most read news

Show Job Lists