To honour the life and legacy of professional snowboarder Nelson Pratt, who sadly took his life at just 31 in 2012, best friend Marcus Chapman and Nelson’s brother, Chris Pratt set up a family cycle event – Nelson’s Tour de Test Valley – in his home village of Grateley in Hampshire. Since it was founded, the tour has grown into an annual event that has gone on to raise well over half a million pounds for CALM and seen tens of thousands of cyclists retrace Nelson’s favourite roads.
Chapman: “Nelson was a professional snowboarder, but more importantly a wonderful human being, a son, a brother and a truly loved friend to so many. Schoph is one of those friends – he and Nelson lived and snowboarded together for years in the Alps.
Creating this unique piece has been a way to honour that friendship, whilst channelling the pain of loss into something to help enact change. CALM’s services have never been more needed – and this is an opportunity to help them save more lives.”
Each print will be hand signed and numbered by Schoph, and limited to an edition of just 50. All profits from sales will go directly to CALM – please click here to order.
Every week a staggering 125 people in the UK take their own lives. CALM exists to change this – by offering life-saving support, creating and delivering culture changing campaigns, and bringing people together across the UK to reject living miserably. Tragically, suicide is still the single biggest killer of young men in the UK – whilst simultaneously the demand for mental health services is growing. Fund-raising is tougher than ever in the current climate, so funding is crucial.
CALM’s helpline and webchat are open 365 days a year to listen and help – whether that’s anxiety, relationship concerns, health worries, money worries or suicidal thoughts.
CALM staff answer a call every 66 seconds – they listen, talk and help people struggling with life to make a plan so they can begin to look to the future.
One suicide directly affects 135 people – leaving a lasting impact on family, friends, colleagues, neighbours and acquaintances.
Call CALM on 8088 58 58 58
To take part in Nelson’s ‘Tour de Test Valley’ please follow: https://nelsonstourdetestvalley.co.uk