It is time to stop the stigma… Thomas Lyte handover the Baton of Hope, a symbol for the biggest suicide awareness and prevention initiative the UK has ever seen.
The UK’s biggest-ever suicide awareness campaign is ready to launch this summer – after the Baton of Hope was donated to the charity behind the unprecedented event. 17 people will die by suicide today… tomorrow… and the day after that. Together we can reduce the stigma, and get better at asking questions, listening, and directing people to the right help. Together we can save lives. The baton, designed by Thomas Lyte will tour UK towns and cities for two weeks in the Summer of 2023, raising the profile of this issue like never before. #PASSITON
The Baton of Hope has been designed, crafted and donated by Thomas Lyte who hold a Royal Warrant as Goldsmiths and Silversmiths to the Late Queen Elizabeth II. Our company are best known as the designers, makers and restorers of many of the world’s most famous sporting trophies, including the Emirates FA Cup, The Ryder Cup and the Guinness Six Nations Trophy. Our Founder and CEO, Kevin Baker, offered to make the baton after learning about the charity’s mission to break the silence and stigma around suicide.
The sheer number of preventable suicides in UK surprised us all at Thomas Lyte. Impassioned by this, Kevin met with Mike McCarthy and Steve Phillip to express Thomas Lyte’s wholehearted support from all employees across our silversmithing and goldsmithing company.
This summer, the Baton of Hope will be carried around 12 cities across the UK by bereaved families and friends to highlight the magnitude of the suicide crisis.