Charity event this weekend in memory of Dominic
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.