In Charley's Memory holds 'lads and dads' activity day
Burnham-On-Sea charity that delivers mental health support to young
people in memory of a local teenager who took his own life has held
its first 'lads and dads' day this month.
Charley's Memory was set up after Charley Marks, 18, took his own
life in September 2014, and the charity supports young people and
those affected by mental health.
Saturday (11th February) the charity held its first 'Lads and Dads'
event at Wall Eden Farm in East Huntspill. Jointly funded by Sedgemoor
District Council and Somerset Skills and Learning, the event saw
participants try out air rifle shooting, archery and axe throwing.
Burridge, head of counselling and services at In Charley's Memory,
explained: "Being active, learning new skills and connecting
with other people are all things that can help keep us well and
improve our self-esteem and confidence."
is especially the case for men who may be less likely to talk about
their problems. So we really enjoyed working with the team at Wall
Eden Farm on this challenge day."
Kings of Wessex School in Cheddar has raised £3,351.48 during
its latest Charities Week. The funds will enable the charity to
continue developing its work and services throughout Somerset.