ASDA supports people bereaved by suicide in Cumbria

Last month, Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) Cumbria was presented with a cheque for £500 from superstore giant, ASDA. The charity was suggested to ASDA by Trish Armstrong as one of three options for customers to vote for, and the people of Carlisle chose to support SOBS Cumbria.

Survivors of Bereavement by Suicide (SOBS) is a registered national charity with the primary aim of supporting those affected by suicide. It has over 60 branches across England, Scotland and Wales, one of which is SOBS Cumbria, established in November 2010. SOBS Cumbria is run by a group of volunteers, all of whom have been affected by suicide themselves. They offer monthly self-help groups in North, South and West Cumbria.

In the process of donating generously to SOBS, ASDA has also raised awareness for the charity; more people have contacted SOBS Cumbria having learned about the support that it can offer as a result of the green token vote.


If you are struggling – or know someone who is - with bereavement through suicide, need someone to talk to or even just some company, SOBS Cumbria can help you. Our volunteers, who will answer your call, text or email, have been bereaved by suicide themselves and are fully trained in supporting others in the same situation.  We don't mind whether you contact us by phone, text, email or social media. Get in touch with John on 07572 975 721 or get in touch with Karan on 07896 703 757; you can also email them on or visit our website, Facebook and Twitter for more information.

If you wish to make a donation to SOBS Cumbria, text SOBS00 £10 to 70070 to give £10 today. You can also text SOBS00 £1 to give £1, SOBS00 £2 to give £2, SOBS00 £3 to give £3, and so on, or go to