Ipswich: Sister’s poignant tribute to Nathan Davis to mark tragic anniversary

Nathan Davis, 19, who died after jumping from the Orwell Bridge

Nathan Davis, 19, who died after jumping from the Orwell Bridge

Running in her brother’s memory, Emma Davis is preparing to do her bit to help thousands of people haunted by suicidal thoughts.

Emma Davis

Emma Davis - Credit: Contributed

Her younger brother, Nathan, 19, claimed his own life jumping from the Orwell Bridge on July 12, 2011.

Two years on and facing the second anniversary of Nathan’s death, Emma is determined to do something positive to remember the talented guitarist.

Emma, 26, who works for a charity in Harlow, said the loss of her brother is still very hard for her family to bear, especially as anniversaries and birthdays approach.

“Life goes on,” she told The Star. “But every day is still very hard, especially those special occasions like birthdays, Christmas and anniversaries. It will be two years since my brother died and I wanted to do something in the days around the anniversary, something positive in Nathan’s memory to help raise awareness about suicide. I wanted to help others facing despair, something to let them know there is help available.”

Emma is preparing to take on The British 10k London run on Sunday to raise money for CALM (Campaign Against Living Miserably).

The charity runs a helpline to offer immediate assistance to men who are down or facing crisis. Emma’s target of £500 – which she has already exceeded – would help man the helpline (0800 58 58 58) for one day. Last year to mark the first anniversary, Emma embarked on a challenge 52 Firsts, to try a host of new experiences, of which conquering a 10k run became one.

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