Samantha Abbott Trust Launch Party, 26th April - helping to raise funds to support Postnatal Depression

Super Stars sign up to support postnatal depression cause

Celebrities, including George Clooney, Paris Hilton, David and Victoria Beckham have been signing up around the world to support the Samantha Abbott Trust (NPO 0550) to raise awareness and funds for women suffering from postnatal depression.

Samantha Abbott, a school teacher from Surrey, London, took her own life not long after giving birth to a baby boy suffering from postnatal depression. Now her brother Simon has set up the charitable Trust, named after his sister, Samantha Abbott Trust, to help women suffering from the illness.

Thousands of new mothers are suffering in silence each year because their postnatal depression goes untreated, a new report claims some 200,000 mums will suffer from postnatal depression and in some cases the illness is so bad that it leads to mums taking their own life, with an average of one a week doing so. Nearly 1 million mums suffer from the illness in the USA and all can get better with the right support and awareness. Samantha Abbott, who was 41, killed herself by going to the top floor of a car park in Sutton, Surrey just a few weeks after giving birth. 
Miss Abbott, who taught at Victor Seymour Infants’ school in Carshalton, Surrey, gave birth to son Bosco but soon fell into a deep depression. Now her brother Simon has set up the charitable Trust, named after his sister, Samantha Abbott Trust, to help women suffering from the illness.

The launch party is at Aura Mayfair, London, on Friday 26th April, 2013 and starts at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £25.00, which include a buffet kindly donated by Aura Mayfair, and can be purchased online at We are presently working on some themed social media cocktails, as well as the cocktail recipes created by the Chairman of the UK Bartenders Guild.

Simon, says” Since setting up the Trust there has been amazing support from celebrities who have donated clothes/items for a future fundraiser, including Lily Allen, Paris Hilton, Leona Lewis, Victoria Beckham, Kate Moss, Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Alexandra Burke, Beverley Knight, Coleen Rooney, Kim Kardashian, Olympian Rebecca Adlington, plus many more. This fashion show has become such a huge event it now needs a team of 70 people, including models, makeup, hair, sponsors, PR, marketing etc. Hopefully, people will come forward and offer to help with the fashion show at the end of the year, once they hear about us from our launch party, adds Simon. There will be a chance to see some of the celebrity clothes at the launch, on Friday 26th April, 2013.

The launch will be a great opportunity for mums and parents to meet other’s who have suffered, or just want to find out more about the cause. Many mums suffer in silence as they are too afraid to say anything in case people think they are a bad mum or that their baby may be taken away. However, with the support of so many celebrities, and celebrity mum’s speaking up, we hope that other mums will be more open and support each other.

Men have been doing their part too donating items from David Beckham, George Clooney, Simon Cowell, Russell Brand, Sir Chris Hoy, Usain Bolt, Kevin Pietersen, Joe Calzache, Carlos Alberto, Mike Tyson, Roy Jones Jr. We hope to see dads at the launch too.

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Please support this wonderful cause and go along and have a fabulous evening too!