charity In Charley's Memory nominated for award
based mental health support charity In Charley's Memory has been
nominated for a community award, it's been announced this week.
the charity wins the Aviva Community Award they could get up to
£25,000 in funding for their project.
Burnham charity has teamed up with horticultural charity, Seed of
Hope, to launch the project, Not on My Manor.
on My Manor (NOMM) aims to improve the awareness of the importance
of mental health for young people in Burnham-On-Sea.
year-long project will be based around creative and environmental
activities and giving support to the young people who spend time
in Manor Gardens.
project will involve work with local schools and colleges to give
young people more information about how to combat mental health
of Hope will be involved in helping with horticultural work and
creating a beautiful and youth friendly environment.
Charley's Memory will give information and support around mental
health as well as related things like drugs and alcohol.
charity want to encourage young people to take ownership of the
project and help develop it further so that Manor Gardens can become
a safer place for younger people to go to.
throughout 2017 will include projects to improve the local environment,
based in Manor Gardens, help and support young people experiencing
personal difficulties, mental health promotion events, and events
aimed to reduce the stigma and discrimination faced by people with
mental health problems.
charity has to get the most votes for their venture to reach the
finals where a panel of judges will decide whether they deserve
Scotting, co-founder of Seed of Hope, says they are excited to be
involved with the project: "We are chuffed to have been nominated
and hope to do well in order to help prevent poor mental health
of young people of Burnham-On-Sea."
for In Charley's Memory added: "We are going to transform a
neglected area of our town. We will be empowering young people in
our community and hopefully encouraging emotional resilience."
of Hope are a great organisation to work with and we want to help
remove the stigma around mental health and get people talking."