Charity news on York entrepreneur Charlie Dallas Lancaster

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A FOUNDATION created in memory of a successful York entrepreneur raised over £ 20,000 at its launch event.

Now Charlie, who was a staunch advocate for many local charities and served on the York Roundtable, and his legacy lives on through the CDLF.

Set up by family and friends this spring, it kicked off with a “Mile a Life” event – encouraging fundraisers to reach 5,691 miles for every life lost to suicide in 2019.

The funds will support the York Mind Mental Health Charity and the Youth Homelessness Prevention SASH Charity.

In a wave of public support, 205 people traveled a total of 13,782 miles between May 23 and June 23 while a whopping £ 20,576.23 was raised.

The last day of the month-long challenge saw 96 people walk from York to Charlie’s Memorial Pew at Bishopthorpe Crematorium.

York Press:

Tim Brown, Charlie’s friend and member of the CDLF team, said: “The challenge was to go for the miles and it could be done in a number of ways, whether by walking, running, playing golf or doing cycling and it was great to see people get creative.

“As a foundation, we always had in mind to promote the importance of physical activity on mental health and we wanted people to take the time to reflect on each other’s lives.

York Press:

“But neither of us expected the response we received with messages and videos from participants noting how the activity had an impact on improving their own mental well-being. . It’s just amazing. ”

  • You can call the Samaritans any time, any day, on the toll-free number 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org
  • You can call the National Mind Hotline on 0300 123 3393 on weekdays between 9 a.m. and 6 p.m.
  • The 24/7 SMS Shout service that offers support to young people is free on all major mobile networks, for anyone in crisis, anytime, anywhere. If you’re struggling to cope and need immediate help, text 85258.
  • For the latest news on CDLF, visit https://cdlf.uk/

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