BBC Street Auction show in Burnham-On-Sea is aired
episode of the BBC's TV show 'Street Auction', which raised almost
£2,000 to pay for a much-needed break for a Burnham-On-Sea
mother and her family after the tragic loss of a young family member,
was broadcast on Friday (December 22nd).
episode of BBC One's Street Auction was filmed
in Burnham's Manor Gardens during June and was attended by hundreds
of local people as the local community turned out to support Jo
Clement, the mum of the late teenager Charley Marks, who took his
own life in 2014.
emotional episode featured the story behind the formation of In
Charley's Memory, a mental health support charity set up in Charley's
name. Members of the charity were interviewed, along with local
show's format meant that the amount raised and the local beneficiary
was not revealed until the end of the filming.
loud cheers and clapping, the show's presenter Paul Martin announced
at the end of the show's taping that £1,976 had been raised
to enable Jo
and her family to go away on a break together in recognition of
their community work.
emotional Jo told Burnham-On-Sea.com at the end of the filming that
was "completely stunned" to be the beneficiary, adding:
"This is the nicest thing that anyone has ever done for me
- it's wonderful!"
charity was formed after Charley took his own life, aged 18, in
September 2014. The group supports and helps hundreds of young people
and those affected by mental health.
here to watch the full episode now on BBC iPlayer