“Phenomenal” charity help wins Mayor’s prestigious award

By Jill Dando News

The Priory Learning Trust in Somerset received ‘The Borough Shield’ in 2020-21 – for their charity work with mental health charity, In Charley’s Memory. 

They raised £13,000 despite the Covid19 crisis and lockdowns.

The out-going Mayor of Weston-super-Mare, Mark Canniford presented the award to TPLT CEO Neville Coles at an award ceremony.

Cllr Canniford said: “The Priory Learning Trust were worthy winners for the Borough Shield. Their schools carried out phenomenal funding despite the Covid19 pandemic for an inspirational charity which is doing brilliant work on the ground for young people.”

Passionate About Charity, Civic Duty And Community

Mr Coles said: “This is tremendous news. We are delighted to receive The Borough Shield in recognition of the charity work we did with In Charley’s Memory.

“Charity, civic duty and community are a massive part of all we do at TPLT.

“We want to give a big ‘thank you’ to all students, staff, parents and the community for their generous giving.”

“In Charley’s Memory is a fantastic charity doing incredible work with young people across the area.”

Outstanding Charity Help For Many Years

TPLT has support The MPS Society over the past year and will this year support Brain Tumour Research. 

In Charley’s Memory support people aged 11 to 25 with their mental heath.

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

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.

To access the affordable counselling, people can email counselling@incharleysmemory.co.uk or call  01278 557490.