Keep Cal­lum’s mem­ory alive

Sis­ter of tragic teen wants to help oth­ers

Wishaw Press - - FRONT PAGE - Lynn Love

The sis­ter of a tragic Wishaw teenager who took his own life is des­per­ately try­ing to pre­vent an­other fam­ily from go­ing through the same heartache.

Six­teen-year-old Cal­lum Dunne was found dead in Colt­ness in April.

His heart­bro­ken sis­ter Shan­non Brown, dad Douglas and the rest of Cal­lum’s fam­ily and friends know noth­ing they can do will bring him back but they are des­per­ate to keep his mem­ory alive and do not want his death to be in vain.

Their plan is for groups of trained vol­un­teers to go around ar­eas where teenagers are known to gather to hand out leaflets and con­tact num­bers of char­i­ties and or­gan­i­sa­tions they can turn to if they are strug­gling.

Shan­non said: “For a while now I’ve wanted to turn my grief into some­thing I can grow from and at the same time I wanted to give some­thing back to the com­mu­nity who helped my fam­ily dur­ing our dark­est days.

“I want peo­ple who are strug­gling like Cal­lum to know that sui­cide is not the answer.”


Loved Cal­lum with sis­ters Kaylee and Shan­non

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