Friday, 20 April 2018

GP is three-peating the London marathon for his uncle Edwin


GP, one of our 2018 London Marathon runners, writes a beautiful post; giving a real insight in to how if feels being the loved one of a missing family member. He talks about how running has helped him cope during this difficult time.

Friday, 13 April 2018

Walk For Finn by Bek Stratfield


Bek, writes about her experience setting up and completing Missing People's first ever 'Walk for...' for her son Finn who went missing in July 2017. 'Any worries that I had about setting up the walk beforehand were 100% outweighed by the positive experience I gained from it.' 




Friday, 6 April 2018

My Missing Anniversary


Missing People provides support to families who have been left behind. But just as importantly, we are a lifeline to anybody who is away from home as well. Ju Blencowe reflects in a beautiful post, on the on her time as a missing person on her missing anniversary. 
You can follow Ju's blog here


Wednesday, 21 March 2018

Ben Westwood: Poems from a Runaway



Why does a child decide to run away and disappear? What are their feelings, thoughts and fears while they are missing?

Singer, writer and ex-runaway Ben Westwood decided to share with Missing People his touching experience of going missing, leaving his native Staffordshire for London. He recalls the worries that made him run away from home, the dangers encountered when living on the streets and his final return home also in his self-published book "Poems from a Runaway".




Thursday, 15 March 2018

Let’s not forget the quiet folk who donate to charities

Our CEO Jo Youle reminds us of all the silent fundraisers and donors who make a difference without asking for anything back, sharing her encounters with and celebrating the charity's unsung heroes.







Thursday, 1 March 2018

Missing People's new counselling service


Missing People has provided a Counselling Service for adults since 2012 and from today, 1st March 2018, we will be offering the service to young people affected by a loved one missing from their lives. This support will be available to children as young as 11.

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Student Volunteering Week 2018 - Katy's story


Our conclusive post for Student Volunteering Week 2018 features a photo diary from Katy, our Data Processing and Supporter Care Volunteer. She does vital work within our Individual Giving Team to ensure that donations the charity receives are inputted correctly into our database. She has given us an insider look into what a typical day volunteering for Missing People is for her and how volunteering fits around her student life.

Around 250,000 people go missing in the UK each year. The Missing Blog aims to give a voice to all those affected by this issue.

Written by families and friends of missing people, supporters working to raise awareness of the cause, and volunteers and staff at the charity Missing People, we hope that this blog will offer a window into the issue of missing.

The charity Missing People is a lifeline when someone disappears. To find out more about Missing People and ways that you can support the charity visit www.missingpeople.org.uk.

Call or txt the charity Missing People for free on 116 000, 24/7 if you or anyone you know is affected by a disappearance.