A Burnham-On-Sea charity that delivers mental health support to young people in memory of a teenager who took his own life in 2014 has been given a funding boost this week.
The team at In Charley’s Memory welcomed Hollie Hackley and her partner Jamie Stockton from Bolton at the weekend, who have been fundraising for the charity.
Charley Marks, 18, took his own life in September 2014 and a charity set up in his name is supporting young people and those affected by mental health.
Hollie had found In Charley’s Memory online and says she was really touched by the story and what his mum, Jo Clement, has been doing.
So last November she organised a special ball in Bolton, which was a great success, raising more than £4,500 for In Charley’s Memory.
The couple were travelling to Somerset, so it took the opportunity to call in and meet up with the team to present the cheque in person.
Jo Clement said: “We were so pleased to meet up with Hollie and Jamie and thank them for all their hard work.”
“They’ve helped raise awareness of Charley’s story and have kindly raised vital funds for us to continue our work, so we are really grateful for all they’ve done.”
In Charley’s Memory has a fundraising event coming soon when on April 2nd at the Quantock Lakes they are holding an event called the ‘Somerset Spring Shenanigans’ with the Mangled Wurzels. For more details see Facebook or click here.
Pictured: Jo Clement and Daisy-Mae, Barli Wicks, Hollie Hackley, Jamie Stockton, with Joanna and Peter Burridge-Clayton