Tragic Martin Hadfield, who killed himself in despair after being unable to find a job, was talking with his dad about setting up a family gardening team
who killed himself in despair after being unable to find a job , was looking to branch out on his own before his death, his heartbroken dad revealed.
Martin, 20, was rejected for more than 40 jobs and left feeling worthless, an inquest heard last month.
His dad, also Martin, told the Mirror they were talking about becoming a family gardening team at the time he took his own life.
Mr Hadfield said: “We were both unemployed so we sat down together in front of the computer and produced a CV.
“We talked about doing landscaping together, setting up as father and son.”
He said his boy, from Tottington, Greater Manchester, was left “broken” by the “arrogant” Government after looking for work for so long but finding none. “When he said he would do any job, he meant any job. "But if you are a square peg and don’t fit in that round hole you get hammered in or abandoned and who cares if some people get broken ?”
Martin, 50, is now doing a solo 130-mile trek across Scotland to raise money and awareness for men’s mental health charity CALM. The former soldier has been training for the walk that will take him from Blairgowrie to Burghead next month. He added: “I’m raising money for CALM in order to prevent other youngsters committing suicide and family members going through what we have.
"They have a help line to support men.”
To sponsor Martin find his page at justgiving.com/remember/104839/Martin-Hadfield or text MARH92 and the amount to 70070