Activity day for Burnham-on-Sea charity In Charley’s Memory

PUBLISHED: 12:30 17 February 2017

Andy Wall instructing Josh Walker 10, Damniel Reynolds 13 and Nathaniel Burridge-Grist 13 in archery
. Picture: Jeremy Long

Andy Wall instructing Josh Walker 10, Damniel Reynolds 13 and Nathaniel Burridge-Grist 13 in archery . Picture: Jeremy Long

(C)2016 Jeremy Long / JCLPhotography, all rights reserved

A Burnham charity held its very first lads and dads day at the weekend which encouraged young people to try out a host of different activities.

In Charley’s Memory is a charity which was set up after Charley Marks, aged 18, took his own life after battling mental health issues.

Its aim is to help young people who are struggling with their mental health.

This event took place at Wall Eden Farm, in East Huntspill, and everyone who attended got involved by trying out archery, axe-throwing and shooting in teams.

Joanna Burridge, the charity’s head of counselling and services, said the hope is to extend the event to a full day later this year and everyone did ‘really well’ to brave the cold.

The charity has also received an extra boost in funding, thanks to Kings Of Wessex School in Cheddar.

The school held a charities week and has raised more than £3,000 for In Charley’s Memory.

This money will be used to provide extra services and workshops across Somerset, such as the lads and dads day.

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