Charlie Watkins Foundation – Christmas Concert
26th October 2023
“Our young people need support with their mental health. We have always said that if we could help just one person, it was all worth it, and I know we have exceeded that.” Tim Watkins
Charlie Watkins was just 22 when he took his own life in 2017. Outwardly, he was a confident and happy young man who studied criminology at the University of York. However, the loss of his mother to cancer when Charlie was nine years old had a huge impact and from then on, he struggled with his mental health.
Following Charlie’s tragic death, his father Tim and twin brother, Harry, were determined to keep Charlie’s memory alive and make a real difference to the increasing number of young people across the country facing mental health challenges.
They decided to set up the Charlie Watkins Foundation (CWF) and started working with us 2017.
Since then, Tim and Harry have worked tirelessly to raise money for CWF. Thanks to the generous support they have already received they have been able to support projects for pupils and students in schools and universities, as well as developing informative video guides for parents seeking support for their children.
Their latest fundraising event is a Christmas Concert being held at St Peter & St Paul’s Church, Lavenham, Suffolk, on 7 December at 7pm.
The event features John Rutter CBE, The National Youth Chamber Choir, Grace Davidson, Ben Perry, Toby Coles and Paul Bateman.
Book tickets or make a donation here