gig to raise money for new charity in Charley's memory
special concert will be held this Friday (October 31st) to raise
funds for a new charity that is being formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea
18 year-old Charley Marks, right, passed away in September,
as we reported here.
Ritz Social Club in Burnham's Victoria Street is holding the Halloween
charity gig on Friday from 7.30pm to raise funds for newly-formed
charity, 'In Charley's Memory', a mental health charity.
mother, Jo Clement, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We are in the
process of setting up the new charity whose aims will be to support
young adults, aged 18-25, who suffer with mental health issues,
and their families."
are in the process of designing a web page to provide relevant
information and I'd like to visit schools and colleges to talk
about mental health and tell them Charley's story."
have long-term plans to open a drop-in clinic and open a place
where young adults can receive long or short-term accommodation
with 24-hour support and help."
is nothing like this in Somerset that is aimed at this age range
and that is where Charley was failed."
music group Daft Folk will be playing at Friday's fundraising
concert, plus friends. Entry will cost £2 per person on
the door and donations will be welcomed.
of tributes for the former King Alfred School student were posted
online by friends and family after Charley's death and hundreds
of local youngsters held candlelit vigils and attended his funeral.