Daniel O’Hare was 19 years of age when, without any warning, he took his own life. He had no previous history of mental health problems nor had he shown any outward signs of his intentions.
Daniel was a normal 19-year-old young man, who was extremely popular and well known in his local community. He had a large amount of good friends and a family that loved him dearly.
He loved football, spending time with friends & socialising and also had a job managing a family on-line retail business.
To this day his family remain devastated by their loss and still are no nearer to understanding Daniel’s choice of action on that day.
Daniel’s brothers Matthew & Ben along with his cousin Sarah (then aged 10, 5 & 13) hoped to do something positive and try and prevent a family suffering a similar experience. They wanted to create a lasting memory to Daniel and created the idea of If U Care Share.
They developed a wristband that carried our message “If U Care Share” to encourage young people to “SHARE” problems instead of burying them within.
Due to receiving support from a family friend (Suzanne), who was a Samaritan, the children started to raise awareness for this organisation and eventually raised over £48,000, which was utilised on young peoples projects within the Samaritan’s North East region.
Now the IUCSF is a Charity (Reg Charity Number 1142001) in its own right.