Big hearted students raise £13000 for inspirational mental health charity – even despite the COVID-19 lockdown

By Jill Dando News

The Priory Learning Trust schools in Somerset raised nearly £13000 for their Charity of the Year, In Charley’s Memory, alongside raising multiple thousands for other charities.

This week TPLT CEO Neville Coles presented ICM Operations Director Dawn Carey with a cheque to support their incredible work.

Neville said: “Our students and academies have once again excelled themselves in their giving to worthy causes. 

“In Charley’s Memory do a wonderful ongoing work with mental health right across the area. We want to give a big ‘thank you’ to all students, staff, parents and the community for their generous giving.”

Dawn said: “We are so grateful to all the schools in The Priory Learning Trust who have been so generous with their charity fundraising. 

“This money will go towards our ongoing costs so we can continue to help so many more young people.”

In Charley’s Memory was given its official charity status in March 2015 and since then has gone on to aid countless numbers of people as numbers needing their services rocketed.

ICM has worked with The King Alfred School Academy for many years since the tragic death of former student Charley after battling mental health issues. It now also works with other TPLT schools, Worle Community School Academy and Priory Community School Academy.

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