TCF News, 109 Winter 2021

TCF NEWS Winter 2021 | Issue No 109 In This Issue A newsletter for supporters of The Compassionate Friends COVER STORY: One Dad Cycling Pg 4 W e’re back - Bereavement support days Pg 6 News & Comment Pg 8 Fundraising Round-up Pg 10 In Memoriam - Beryl Ross-Bain Pg 11 Glow of remembrance lights up Scottish town Perhaps you heard of the 3 Dads Walking – three fathers, all bereaved by suicide walked 300 miles to raise awareness of and funds for suicide prevention? But did you know that at the same time TCF had our very own One Dad Cycling! On 28 September 2021, 4 years after the death of his son Stevie by suicide Gary Goodwin set off on his epic challenge - to cycle the length of the United Kingdom. Before he embarked on his journey, Gary commented... “I have always wanted to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats from a young age. So what better reason to tackle the task by raising money and marking Stevie’s life. I plan to start the solo cycle on the 28 September 2021 (Stevie’s 4th anniversary)... I’m not a young chap so therefore this will not be a speedy journey but more about getting to the finish line!” One Dad Cycling! Land’s End to John O’Groats