memory lives on as charity unveils therapy centre plans
Burnham-On-Sea charity that was set up in memory of teenager Charley
Marks, who took his own life one year ago this week, are to open
a new therapy centre and shop in the town centre to help people
with mental health issues.
Marks, 18, took his own life on September 10th, 2014 and a charity
created in his name, In Charley's Memory, is supporting young
people and those affected by mental health.
A candle-lit gathering of Charley's friends and the charity's
supporters was held in Burnham's Manor Gardens to mark the anniversary.
mother, Jo Clement, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "I've been totally
humbled and overwhelmed at the support shown from so many people
in our community and further afield over the past year."
has been a very busy and positive year for the charity with so
much work underway to try and prevent other young people taking
£28,000 has been raised over the course of the year and
we intend to open our new premises in Burnham High Street soon."
will include a charity shop selling our merchandise and an upstairs
area offering courses, counselling and alternative therapy."
added: "I am genuinely overwhelmed at how much support we
have received and thank everyone who is helping us."
includes our wonderful team from In Charley's Memory, especially
our secretary Emily Sanders who has been training to be a teacher
while competing in the Miss England competition, and Jo Burridge-Clayton
for all her help plus our many other supporters. Without their
dedication, determination and kindness it would not be possible."