group In Charley's Memory gains official charity status
group that was set up in memory of a Burnham-On-Sea teenager who
died last autumn has gained official charity status this week
- exactly six months on from the tragedy.
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.
mother, Jo Clement, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "It's exactly
six months since Charley passed away so for us to receive the
charity number this week, on the day that he died, is surreal."
am genuinely so overwhelmed at how my team from In Charley's Memory
have worked so hard to enable this to happen, especially our secretary
Emily Sanders who is also training to be a teacher while running
for Miss England plus running the day to day things of In Charley's
Memory. Without her dedication, determination and kindness it
would have taken a lot longer for us to have obtained charity
makes everything now official and means we can be taken seriously
as a charity and allows us to now apply for community/company
grants to enable us to reach our end goal of opening Charley's
totally humbled and overwhelmed at the support we have received
from people in our community and further afield, for which I'd
like to thank them."
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.