fundraisers in Burnham raise cash in Charley's memory
have taken to horseback in Burnham-On-Sea this week to raise funds
for a new charity formed in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager.
riders Jenna Picton and Gemma Dade rode around several residential
areas of Burnham, carol singing and collecting for 'In Charley's
group was formed in memory of 18 year-old Charley Marks, who took
his own life in September. The charity will be supporting other
young people with mental health issues and, as we reported
last week, it has already reached its initial target of £5,000
to formally register the charity.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We wanted to do something a bit
different to raise funds for the charity and, riding on horseback
dressed as Santa, got lots of attention and many people were happy
to give funds."
charity has a number of fundraising events planned for the next
year, including a race night, a physic evening, a ball, and marathon
amazed with the wonderful support being shown - it's growing all
the time and it is really overwhelming," said Charley's mother,
Jo Clement, who thanked all those helping the group.
Jenna Picton and Gemma Dade riding on Sunday afternoon