Fir Tree funding feat in memory of Jarad

Sue Bloodworth and Fir Tree Park staff present a cheque to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.
Sue Bloodworth and Fir Tree Park staff present a cheque to Hull and East Yorkshire Mind.

The staff at Fir Tree Park caravan park in Bridlington have been fundraising for Hull and East Yorkshire Mind and raised an incredible £1485.23

The fundraising took place after Sue Bloodworth, manager of the park, lost her husband in June this year, aged just 48.

Everyone at the caravan park has taken part in the fundraising efforts in memory of Jarad, which included a collection at his funeral, collection tins at the caravan park and a family fun day. To date, the full total raised is £2,134.

Sue organised the fundraising in memory of Jarad due to his sudden death.

Sue and Jarad had spent a well-earned break in Lanzarote and were due to fly home in the early hours of Thursday 14 June. Tragically, when Sue awoke, Jarad had taken his own life. She had no idea just how poorly Jarad was. Sue now feels that more people should open up and talk about their mental state of mind.

Sue said: “It’s been fantastic to see everyone getting involved in fundraising in memory of Jarad, and I’m so pleased we have been able to raise such a lot to support a charity that helps local people with their mental health, and encourages people to get the help they need.”

Claire Thomas, partnerships development manager at Hull and East Yorkshire Mind, said: “I want to say a big thank you to Sue and everyone who supported her fundraising effort at this difficult time for the family.”