It’s a poignant tribute to the lives of loved ones lost to suicide. Special patchwork quilts lovingly created by people bereaved by suicide will go on display across Kirklees.

The Kirklees Suicide Memorial and Bereavement Quilts Roadshow will be unveiled on Saturday June 10 at Ravensthorpe Community Centre at 11am.

Hundreds of people in Yorkshire have contributed to the special memorial quilts. The suicide memorial quilt is made up of unique hand crafted squares – each one lovingly created by someone bereaved by suicide. The bereavement memorial quilt is also made up of individual pieces to honour the life and legacy of a loved one.

As well as displaying these beautiful quilts, the roadshow venues listed below will host specialised workshops, speakers and trainers. Mental health support will also be available.

Anyone can attend at the following venues:

Ravensthorpe Community Centre, 24 Garden Street, Ravensthorpe WF13 3AR

  • June 10 – 11am – 2.30pm
  • June 11 – 11am – 4pm
  • June 12 – 10.30am – 4pm

Brian Jackson House, 2 New North Parade, Huddersfield HD1 5JP

  • June 13 – 10.30am – 3pm
  • June 14 – 11am – 3pm
  • June 15 – 11am – 3pm

St James Church, St James Way, Rawthorpe Lane, Huddersfield HD5 9PB

  • June 18 – 10am – 5pm

Al-Hikmah Centre, 28 Track Road, Batley WF17 7AA

  • June 19 – 10am – 6pm
  • June 20 – 9am – 4.30pm

Huddersfield Sikh Temple, Prospect Street, Springwood, Huddersfield HD1 2NX

  • June 25 – 11am – 5pm

Meltham Carlile Institute, Huddersfield Road, Meltham, Holmfirth HD9 4AG

  • June 26 – 10am – 5pm

Trinity Methodist Church Community Rooms, Trinity Street, Mirfield WF14 8AD

  • June 27 – 12pm – 5pm

Jamia Masjid Ghausia Mosque, 73 Victoria Road, Lockwood, Huddersfield HD1 3RT

  • July 5 – 10am – 4.30pm

Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, Dewsbury WF12 8EQ

  • July 6 – 10am – 7.30pm
  • July 7 – 9.30am – 5pm

Clr Mussarat Khan, Cabinet member for health and social care, said: “Our aim is that this roadshow will bring together people in Kirklees to share lived experiences, help reduce stigma around suicide, encourage conversations and reduce isolation for those affected by suicide.”

Karen Sykes, director of Yorkshire Speak Their Name, said: “Sadly the quilt will grow and grow but at the same time it is providing a much needed connection between those people who need to engage with others who understand the challenges and complexities that come with this kind of loss.”