In his spare time, Paul the owner of Surrey Trimming, runs a football team with his son Harry.
This Christmas, on 23rd December, there will be a charity football match happening to support The Grace Dear Trust. This really is a worthy cause and very close to Paul’s heart.
The Grace Dear Trust is a mental health charity set up recently after close friends of the club had lost their daughter and sister, Grace, to suicide aged just 27 in February 2017. Their aim is to help save the lives of other young people suffering with mental health issues. Grace had been suffering with depression and anxiety from the age of 13, but hadn’t felt she could reach out to anyone to help her make sense of her feelings.
Not knowing why, she suffered in silence for many years. Eventually when Grace spoke out they tried to give her the best help possible, but unfortunately it was too late.
“We want to raise awareness amongst school children, giving support to those who need it and preventing others from suffering so long in silence. We do this by funding seminars in schools, where guest speakers help young people understand the importance of mental well?being.
We want to fund counsellors to visit schools, giving young people the help they need promptly and in an environment that isn’t intimidating. We also want to create a local network of professionals that young adults can reach out to.”
Grace and her family have supported our club whole heartedly from the start and I feel it’s now time for us as a club to support the charity they have started in her name.
For more information on the Charity please visit their new website www.gracedeartrust.co.uk
For a donation https://bit.ly/2RstSEe