Forbes Solicitors partners with Blackburn charity to support new book and fundraiser

23 April 2024

Forbes Solicitors is supporting charity BAGS for Strife as it launches a new book and a ‘Stride for Bags’ 5k charity run to support people who’ve lost loved ones to suicide. 

The second edition of the charity’s Little Book of Help features a collection of real-life stories to help people feel less alone in the aftermath of suicide, while the charity run is taking place on Sunday 28th April in Clitheroe to raise funds for the organisation’s ‘Bags of Help’.

BAGS for Strife has sent more than 1,700 of the support bags to people affected by suicide and has established a distribution link directly with Lancashire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, and Nottingham Police. It has ambitions to partner with every police force in the UK long term.

Members of the Forbes team are taking part in the 5k charity run, with the law firm sponsoring the publication of the new book. The firm first partnered with BAGS for Strife last year and its dedicated clinical negligence team helps advise people in the rare and unfortunate circumstances where clinical negligence may be linked to the suicide of a loved one.

Angela Allen, CEO at BAGS for Strife, said: “Our Bags of Help feature useful items such as a water bottle, sleep spray, lip balm and tissues, to remind people to take care of themselves when suffering with grief. The Little Book of Help contains real-life stories so that people who’ve lost loved ones to suicide can see that they’re not alone, and this edition also contains advice about how to tell a child or young person about the loss of a loved one to suicide.

“We aim to offer people step-by-step guidance and links to a host of useful support services. We really appreciate Forbes’ sponsorship and their 5k runners – they’ve helped make the new edition of the book possible, and hopefully we can get even more people from across Lancashire involved in Stride for Bags on Sunday 28th April.”

Leonie Millard, a Partner in the Clinical Negligence team at Forbes Solicitors, said: “BAGS for Strife is a fantastic charity which supports people at their most vulnerable, offering a friendly hand following the loss of a loved one to suicide, while helping them process complex emotions. Having worked with the team for some time, we’re very pleased to support the launch of its second Little Book of Help and their 5k fun run later this month. Members of the Forbes’ team will be taking part on the day, and we’re really looking forward to it.”

The 5k Stride for Bags charity run takes place from 10am – 1pm on Sunday 28th April at Brungerley Park in Clitheroe. Adult places are £10 and child places are £5. Anyone interested in joining the run can sign up here

For more information about BAGS for Strife or to seek support, visit 

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