180 people attend ball for Burnham-On-Sea's In Charley's Memory
of pounds were raised for a Burnham-On-Sea charity set up in memory
of Burnham-On-Sea teenager Charley Marks when it held a fundraising
ball on Friday night (March 31st).
180 people attended the ball on Weston-super-Mare Pier along with
many of the charity's supporters and friends - including Charley's
mum Jo Clement.
charity's three principle people - Jo Clement, Dawn Carey and Joanne
Burridge - (pictured above) gave speeches thanking everyone for
attending and outlining the important work of the charity in helping
young people with mental health issues.
Tolley from Burnham-On-Sea Lions presented Dawn Carey, the charity's
Operations Manager, with a cheque for £300 during the evening,
as pictured above.
event was particularly emotional this year because the following
day, Saturday, would have been Charley's 21st birthday, a painful
reminder of why the charity was formed.
Charley's Memory was set up after Charley took his own life, aged
18, in September 2014. The charity now supports and helps hundreds
of young people and those affected by mental health, as we featured
here last week.
charity is next organising an annual 'Walking into Darkness' fundraiser
on June 24 which encourages people to show their support to families
and individuals suffering from mental health problems. For more
information about the charity, visit incharleysmemory.org.uk
The ball in Weston on Friday evening (photos Doug Plume)