Hi everyone -it’s been a while since we’ve been in touch. It’s been a very difficult time for our family as we struggle to cope with Saher’s loss. It continues to be hard every day but it has made us more determined to make sure we set up the charity and, importantly, do it right.
We are finalising the admin part now to set up the charity. But to make sure we get off to a flying start with our work, we have set up a fundraising appeal. Anything you can give will help support the work of the charity and support those who are struggling with mental health issues at university, and improve services across the country for those in need.
Thanks again for your support, and here’s the link if you’d like to contribute – https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/saherstrust
Thanks for all your support with the set-up of the charity in Saher’s memory. We have been overwhelmed with your kindness, and wanted to give a quick update to all our supporters.
So, firstly, the admin bit. We are in the process of registering the charity with the Charity Commission. This can take a little while, but once it’s done we will be official. We can then set about fundraising, meeting and deciding on future projects as any charity would do. We will share our aims and objectives with you all once it is finalised.
Secondly, the more fun bit. We were so excited to hear from those of you who have already started to fundraise. Thank you so much for this. We will do all we can to support you in this, and will sort ourselves out so we can accept any donations. If you have any fundraising plans then please get in touch.
And finally, thanks again. We are ever grateful for your support at this difficult time. Every day is a reminder how much Saher is loved by her family and friends. With this charity, we will do our best to help students suffering from depression, their families and their peers.
NMH – one of Saher’s favourite places
Thanks for visiting the Saher’s Trust website.
This has been set up in memoriam by the family of Najmus-Saher Ahmad. She tragically took her own life in February 2015. We are devastated by the loss of our talented and beautiful daughter, sister and friend. In life, Saher was committed to helping others. So in death, we would like to remember her by setting up a charity to help students, and their families, who suffer from depression – Saher’s Trust. We also want to reduce stigma around mental health and improve levels of care around the country. You can find out more in the ‘About‘ section.
If you would like to help the charity then please let us know through our ‘Get in Touch‘ section. We are in the early stages of setting up so grateful to know if you want to help, and what you might like to contribute in skills or practical help. We want everyone who made a positive impact on Saher’s life to be part of this, and we look forward to hearing from you.
Once we have more information we will also be in touch with you.
Thanks for reading.
Fauzia, Amna & Jay