Char­ity event this week­end in mem­ory of Do­minic

Loughborough Echo - - SHEPSHED SCENE -

A LOUGH­BOR­OUGH Col­lege char­ity event pay­ing trib­ute to former stu­dent Do­minic Sul­li­van is set to re­turn.

Last year’s in­au­gu­ral ‘Dom’s Cup’ hon­oured the teenager, who died in Oc­to­ber 2016, and will once again aim to raise aware­ness of men­tal health is­sues amongst young peo­ple, with funds raised sup­port­ing na­tional UK char­ity Papyrus - ded­i­cated to the preven­tion of young suicide - as well as Ash­mount School.

An af­ter­noon of fun on Sun­day, June 17, will in­clude re­fresh­ments, face paint­ing, chil­dren’s ac­tiv­i­ties, stalls and a raf­fle as well as a foot­ball match or­gan­ised by en­gi­neer­ing stu­dent Cyrus Bri­er­ley, who was Dom’s best friend, with the former stu­dent’s class­mates and friends mak­ing up two teams.

“Dom’s friends were adamant they wanted to re­peat the event and it is a real priv­i­lege to be part of it again. A tree in Dom’s mem­ory has been planted at Lough­bor­ough Col­lege and the col­lege and his friends con­tinue to be a ma­jor part of our fam­ily’s life so this is very spe­cial,” said Dom’s mum Helen Sul­li­van.

“But beyond the event’s per­sonal sig­nif­i­cance it is in­cred­i­bly im­por­tant that we con­tinue to raise aware­ness of men­tal health is­sues amongst young peo­ple.

“It is vi­tal we ac­knowl­edge that this is some­thing which is sadly af­fect­ing in­creas­ing num­bers of our young peo­ple and we need to do all we can to let them know there is sup­port avail­able to them.”

Helen, Dom’s older brother Stephen and younger brother Jake will be attending the event.

Dom’s Cup takes place at Lough­bor­ough Col­lege’s foot­ball pitch from 1.30pm with kick off at 2pm. The event closes at 4.30pm. All funds raised will go to Papyrus and Ash­mount School.

Former Lough­bor­ough Col­lege stu­dent Do­minic Sul­li­van with younger brother Jake.

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