March 23, 2015
£1,000 boost for Burnham-On-Sea charity In Charley's Memory

A Burnham-On-Sea charity set up in memory of local teenager Charley Marks, who died last autumn, has received a funding windfall this week.

Councillor Peter Burridge-Clayton has presented £1,000 to In Charley's Memory from his County Council Health and Wellbeing budget.

Charley Marks, 18, took his own life last September and the charity, In Charley's Memory, has been created to support young people with mental health issues.

Cllr Burridge-Clayton is pictured above presenting the cheque for £1,000 to Jo Clements, Charley’s mother, at the weekend.

He told "There is a real need for more services to support young people with mental health issues in our local area, and I hope that this donation will help Jo to develop the work of ‘In Charley’s Memory’ in our community."

Jo added: "I am passionate about ‘In Charley’s Memory’ and hope that the charity will be able to help young people in crisis and offer the kind of services they need. This donation will help us in this work."

We recently reported here that 'In Charley’s Memory’' had been granted official charity status, with the charity number 1160805.

The charity's next event will be a Good Friday ball on April 3rd on Weston Pier. Tickets, costing £30, are on sale now by calling 07456 711611 or 07502 335188.


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