"There has been nothing in my life more frightening than the reality of my son going missing. That is where my story starts."
Please gift a family support worker to a parent facing a disappearance alone this Christmas. Your gift will be a lifeline to desperate families like Bek’s who are searching for their missing loved ones.
"On the 8th July 2017, my son, Finn, then 17, went missing from our home town in Tintagel, Cornwall.
The shock, trauma, and chaos of the loss are all consuming. I had no choice but to kick myself into action to start searching for my son. Days, weeks and months have passed since I last saw Finn.
Myself, Finn’s family and friends all love and miss him so much. I miss his beautiful, intelligent inquisitive mind and ideas. I miss watching him grow into a lovely young man with his whole exciting future in front of him.
Every day is difficult without Finn but days such as birthdays and Christmas are especially hard to get through.
A week after Finn went missing, a friend put me in touch with the charity Missing People. Instantly, the help and support from the charity was there in amongst the chaos. With everything going on around me, Missing People was a lifeline.
Caroline, my family support worker was assigned to me as soon as I reported Finn as a missing person. Since then, she has been by my side, to help and advise me through this journey so far which has been invaluable. I know that I have the support of Missing People 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Knowing that I have Caroline and the rest of the charity behind me has made a big difference; I will always know I have that support to turn to."
Someone goes missing every 90 seconds in the UK. A gift of £15 could fund a family support worker like Caroline this Christmas.
Davina McCall, a friend of the charity supports this appeal. Please watch her message of support and join Davina in bringing hope to parents like Bek by donating to our Home for Christmas Appeal.