Glad rags and hand bags raise more than £1,200 in memory of a Manea man

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

A charity auction selling clothes and shoes raised a massive £1,200 for the charity MIND in memory of a Manea man who died last year.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

The event was in memory of Aaron Mayes who took his own life last October.

Organised by Aaron’s family, friends and girlfriend Grace Housley-Stott, the auction has taken the fund raising total to more than £4,000 since they started the ball rolling just 12 weeks ago.

Grace said: “We decided that rather than lurking around and feeling down about it we would get together and make a difference.

“We are very lucky that the Rose and Crown have been putting on our events for us and we are all incredibly grateful for the support we have been given from people living in Manea along with friends, families and work colleagues.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant


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“Aaron was well known around the village and this seems to have touched many people in the community who have got behind our cause and helped so much.”

Left over goodies from the charity auction will be sold on a stall at Manea Gala this Saturday.

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The Gala kicks off with a fun run organised by Ben Fox which will also keep the pounds pouring in for the charity money pot.

The fund raising started with a charity car wash in May when the groups got together calling themselves Team A-Mayseing to raise as much as possible for the mental health charity Mind.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

A major event planned for the group later in the year is taking part in the Thames Path Challenge on September 12.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings.

Aaron Mayes Charity Fundraiser. Picture: Barry Giddings. - Credit: Archant

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